Spool Performance is really excited to introduce our latest product offering to the Mercedes M157 community, the FX-180 high-pressure fuel pump upgrade. We have been testing this for almost a year now and here it is finally!!
What is the FX-180?
The FX-180 is an upgraded high-pressure fuel pump. The pump features a bigger bore size than stock that translates into roughly 80% more flow when compared to stock. The pump is completely E85 compatible and fully plug and play with no cutting or splicing of any kind required. The added flow will let you run much higher ethanol concentrations and also allow fueling for bigger turbos. The pumps are also capable of running higher than stock pressures up to 240bar which increases fuel injector output and also reduced injection time.
Why do you need it
The stock HPFP on theM157 Motors is severely limited in capacity when trying to tune and raise the output of the motor. The FX-180 adds 80% more flow to the equation, raising the fueling limits on the platform and helping you run bigger turbos and/or higher ethanol concentration blends.
What does the kit include?
Our FX-180 kit for the M157 includes
2 x FX-180 upgraded high-pressure fuel pumps
Optional Ethanol Content Monitor with mobile apps
1 x Bosch spec 10-micron high flow Fuel Filter
Upgraded Fuel lines and all necessary install hardware
Optional Low Pressure Fuel Pump (LPFP) upgrade
***Low Pressure Fuel Pump Upgrade Requirement
Due to the higher flow requirement of the FX-180 HPFP, Spool highly suggests upgrading the Low pressure fuel pump as well to avoid any starvation issues with the upgraded HPFP. If customer chooses to forego the upgrade of the low pressure fuel pump, and damage from low pressure fuel supply issues occurs, the purchase of the FX-180 HPFP would be excluded from any warranty coverage.
Spool 10-micron filter unit
Our 10-micron filter unit boasts the best filtration available Mercedes market without any noticeable pressure drop in the low side fuel system. The filter unit helps keep the high-pressure pump and injectors safe by protecting them against debris and is highly recommended.
Spool Ethanol Content Monitor
The spool ECA kit features a digital readout of in-tank ethanol content and fuel temperature. It includes our SPOOL Ethanol content analyzer app on mobile and readouts are delivered via BLE 4.0 low energy technology. BLE4.0 allows you to use your regular Bluetooth devices on your mobile devices while being connected to the SPOOL ECA module. Fuel lines used in the kit are braided steel nylon core fuel lines that are 100% E85 compatible.
Are tune changes required?
The upgraded pumps do require calibration changes. It is important to apply these changes prior to starting the car with pumps installed to avoid any possible damage and void of warranty. Our ZAC OPTIMUM tuning by Morendi is highly recommended.
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