The project of the day for the Avant was to remove the existing stock fuel pump and install an RS4 fuel pump. The stock fuel pump has been a hold-over from when I acquired the Avant, the previous owner was driving the car with K03’s and a tune so it was doing fine with the stock pump.
I’ve got the car equipped with 60# EV14 fuel injectors and a pair of Turbo Concepts Stage 1 turbo’s operating around 21 psi, so I figured having the larger fuel pump supplying the system would be a good idea.
The last time I swapped fuel pumps I told myself that if I was to do it again I would get a hold of the Schwaben fuel pump to make the removal and installation easier. Here I am swapping fuel pumps again, I think this is now the fourth time I’ve pulled a fuel pump out.
While the fuel pump can certainly be removed without a specialized tool, I find that it makes the job easier and was worth the cost.