***In order to purchase this item, we require the customer to send us an OEM fuel pump as core. Next Level Tuning will inspect and ensure full functionality of the fuel pump before the rebuilt one is shipped out. Fuel pumps are rebuilt by APR and require a core. Before placing order, please contact us to ensure you are properly shipping your fuel pump.
In order to address the lack of fuel in the midrange, the APR FSI fuel pump increases the volume of fuel from the high pressure pump by over 40%. Simplified, this is achieved by modifying some key internal parts within the pump. Changing these components requires precision machining of the new components with special surface treatments as well as enlarged, redesigned seals. Using inferior components on this critical part can lead to many problems from gasoline in the engine oil (from a bad seal) to complete engine failure (from a seized piston in the high pressure pump).
To give an idea of the tolerances involved, the final surface finish on the piston inside the fuel pump is so critical that it can be damaged by touching them with bare hands. The tolerances between the piston and the new barrel the piston rides in can only be measured by a multi-million dollar machine which uses air volumes to measure the part clearances to within microscopic levels.
The components used in the APR pump are also of a high caliber. The piston and barrel of the new pump are made of a certified and heat-treated bearing-grade stainless steel and have a special diamond like coating. The seals used in the pump are made of a high performance, filled polymer with a high modulus spring to retain the seal forces throughout the life of the product. The cross section of the seal is also of a proprietary design to maintain integrity over many years of use.
APR FSI pumps have been track tested since 2006 with several hundreds of thousands of miles of combined usage. Each APR pump starts out as a brand new OEM pump and is then modified with the new components by APR and undergoes a rigorous testing process on our high pressure fuel pump tester. Once a pump passes our standards it is serialized and shipped to the customer.
It is strongly recommended that you replace your old cam follower when replacing your fuel pump.