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Aeromotive Eliminator Install

By September 13, 2018January 7th, 2023One Comment

Backstory- My holley 12-1800 died, and I needed a replacement which could handle the occasional trip to work.

The shop which I purchased the 12-1800 from, was able to swap me out a new eliminator fuel pump.

After fully reading the documentation and requirements for the new pump, I determined I would need to add a sump to my existing fuel tank, upgrade the feed lines to -12AN, and implement a system for PWM control during normal driving to prevent fuel overheating.

Parts ordered:

Parts needed for the new fuel pump, and filter.
Big sump. If there is fuel in the tank, there is fuel in the sump.

For the sump- I welded on a 1 foot section of my old, broken driveshaft. Since the tank is mounted in the bed of the truck, there is more then adequate room for this.

For the PWM setup, I made a simple, stupid table in the holley EFI.

Basically, under moderate throttle, or boost, the pump goes to 100%. I have since improved.

Very Simple, Stupid PWM config in the Holley.

For parts, You will need a solid state relay, and a flyback diode. Both of these parts are extremely important. A regular relay will burn up. Without a flyback diode, you will burn up your solid state relay from the inductance.

The solid state relay is important- A normal relay isn’t meant to switch a PWM signal.

The flyback diode is also very important- It keeps the inductance from the pump from frying your solid state relay.

At the current time, I am using this relay:

One note- check whether your relay is normally open, or normally closed. In my case- this one is normally open. So, a 100% PWM signal, turns the pump off. 0% PWM signal, is max.

For the flyback diode, I used one of these:

It is wired from the Pump (+) to the (-) terminal. When a large spike is created from the pump spinning down, it “eats” the excess current.

I did not remember to take pictures of the wiring diagram, or the wiring.

One year follow-up

After one year of street driving- I can say this setup has held solid with no issues. I did adjust the PWM config in the holley to not be based on TPS.

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