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MARCH 2019 THE SHOP 49 … customers with forced-induction cars that are wanting to use ethanol and high- ethanol content fuels, along with methanol. These fuels are gaining popularity within the racing and high-performance com- munities. Ethanol presents some challenges (because of its corrosive nature) when it comes to using and storing vehicles. It can cause problems with fuel system compo- nents that are not rated for its use. Having an in-tank brushless pump rated for all race fuels allows customers to support big power safely and not have to worry about what that fuel is doing to their fuel pump(s). The biggest change in the Fuel Pump market over the past 10 years has been … … the flow rate increase and prolifera- tion of in-tank fuel solutions. DW intro- duced the DW300 (340 lph) fuel pump in 2011. At the time the highest-flowing in-tank pump option available was a 255- lph pump. Customers either had to run multiple in-tank fuel pumps or large, noisy in-line pumps. In 2012, we introduced the DW65c pump (265 lph), a high-flow compact in-tank pump that allowed customers a drop-in high-flow pump where they could simply remove the OE pump and install the DW pump without having to modify anything, including the electrical connector. The 300c was released a year later that allowed for a 340-lph pump to fit just like the 65c. In 2017, the DW400 was released—a 415- lph pump that supports up to 1,000 hp from a single, in-tank pump. Now we are looking to once again make a heavy impact on the in-tank fuel pump market with the release of the DWBrushless pump. An unexpected benefit for shops that offer Fuel Pump upgrades is … … the ability to handle a customer's needs when it comes time for a fuel upgrade. Fueling components aren't pretty or flashy like a new turbo or supercharger; the fuel system is often overlooked during the upgrade process. Not understanding that oversight until the car is already strapped to the dyno and going through the tuning process, only to run out of of fuel can be costly. Having fueling components on-hand and the knowledge of how to use them will allow shops to take care of their customers' needs promptly. (Photo courtesy DeatschWerks)

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