Internal vs. External Fuel Pumps: Cost
Cost is always relative to the application. Depending on the pump, filters, design of the fuel cell, etc. some systems are cheaper to do externally and some are cheaper to do internally. The new rule of thumb for fuel systems is that internal systems are cheaper than external ones. Most internal systems can be condensed once in the fuel cell, thus reducing the number of fittings and adapters necessary and the time needed to install mounts on the chassis; this helps reduce the overall cost of installing a fuel system yourself or paying your fabricator to do it. Some pumps, however, are difficult to install or convert to an internal setup and, consequently, the cost of installing it is sometimes more than buying adapters, fittings, and mounting brackets for external mounting.
If I supply the pump, can you install it into my fuel cell?
Short answer is yes, we can install a pump into your fuel cell even if you don't purchase it from us. Prices on installation can vary drastically, so we encourage purchasing a complete system from us since the price is unlikely to change. When we price our internal fuel systems it includes all parts, filters, pumps, adapters, and installation of the unit in the fuel cell, so no matter how long it takes or additional fittings/adapters we use the price remains the same. With customer-supplied pumps we charge for any fittings/adapters made or used and charge hourly for the install. While most of our customers can source pumps or filters cheaper than what we sell our systems for it is usually much more cost effective to purchase the system from us since all additional costs are built into it.