2.0L VAG EA888 Gen 3 High Pressure Fuel Pump

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WHP Potential on Gasoline:
700 WHP
WHP Potential on E85:
540 WHP
Tune Requirement:
Recommended Tuning Suite:
COBB, HP Tuners
Flow Rate Increase Over Stock:
Max Operating Pressure:
200 Bar

Key Differentiating Features:

  • Every pump flow tested in house 
  • Direct fitment 
  • Fully assembled HPFP 
  • Ethanol compatible 

The more power you make the more fuel you demand, that’s why Nostrum High Performance offers top of the line high pressure fuel pumps with a larger diameter piston to increase fuel capacity. Our rebuilt OEM cores feature corrosion resistant internals which are dynamically tested and flex fuel compatible. Don't live in fear of a failing factory pump, upgrade with Nostrum High Performance: we'll make you fuel good.

[Increased fuel capacity by 37% with no loss of fuel pressure control at high RPM] 

 ^This is pressure control on a competitor's HPFP upgrade for the G3 EA888 

RPM is shown in white, desired Fuel Rail Pressure is shown in red, and actual Fuel Rail Pressure is shown in green. You can see how at high RPM the vehicle loses control of fuel pressure, with the Fuel Rail Pressure going to 30% more than the desired pressure. This makes for very difficult fueling control, and erratic air fuel ratios. 

 ^This is pressure control on a Nostrum HPFP upgrade for the G3 EA888. As you can see, the Fuel Rail Pressure maintains control throughout the entire pull 

Vehicle application list: 
  • 2014 - Current Audi A3
  • Current 2017 Audi S3
  • Current Volkswagen MK7 Golf R
Certified tuner: 
  • Stratifiedauto
  • Boost Controled Performance

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Frequently ask questions:

Q: Why can't I run straight ethanol with your pump? 

A: This is incorrect! We highly recommend running E85 from the pump on our products! Intermediate ethanol blends, like E30 to E50, are problematic (with any fuel system, stock and aftermarket). What happens is that Ethanol is a polar liquid, and all petroleum distillates are nonpolar; this means most things that can dissolve in Gasoline, are not soluble on Alcohol, and vice versa. Fuel manufacturers know this and choose their additive packages accordingly. Problems arise when you take E85 and then blend it down to ~E30 - E50. At these concentrations some of the gasoline additives will come out of solution, and they form a slimy, sticky residue that clogs everything upIt seems to be regional and seasonal in nature, which makes sense when you consider that E85 blends vary with the seasons. Running straight gasoline through the fuel system seems to fix it. If you choose to run intermediate blends then we do recommend that you run straight 93 gasoline from time to time to as a fuel system maintenance practice. That being said, we absolutely highly recommend pulling up to the pump and going full Pump E85 (P-E85)!!!!  


Q: What is the benefit of a higher operating pressure? (Standard bore vs PLUS) (FAQ Posted 6/9/23) 

A: The higher operating pressure of the HPFP allows you to run the fuel injector at a higher pressure, sometimes higher than stock commanded pressure. This allows more injector flow (mass flow) by running the same injector at a higher pressure, say 240 bar rather than 200 bar. Increased pressure at the injector improves spray quality and penetration especially as boost pressure increases in highly boosted engines. So it's all about injector capacity and combustion quality (spray quality). Interestingly enough and contrary to popular belief, increasing HPFP operating pressure actually decreases volumetric efficiency.  

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