Hondata FK8 Civic Type R Fuel System Upgrade
Hondata’s FK8 Civic Type R fuel system upgrade comes with everything you need to completely upgrade your fuel system. This system will replace your components with an upgraded direct injection fuel pump, a higher flow-rate ethanol-compatible-in-tank low pressure fuel pump, higher flow-rate direct injectors, and the proper high-pressure lines. This upgrade enables the Civic Type R to take the next logical step for a reliable, well engineered and thoroughly tested power increase.
• High flow ethanol rated in-tank low pressure fuel pump
• High flow ethanol rated low pressure fuel line
• High flow direct injection fuel pump
• High flow high pressure fuel line
• High flow fuel injectors
• Precision Hondata FlashPro software control
• Multiple calibrations starting with an increase of 92 lb-ft torque and 59 hp over stock with intercooler and high flow cat.
The Bottom Line
If you want to make power in your Honda Civic Type R, you have to tune it, and if you want to make a significant gain, you have to upgrade its fuel system. The Hondata FK8 Fuel System upgrade resulted in a total of 86.03 peak wheel horsepower gain and 80.65 lb-ft of torque on E45 fuel. With this performance level and turbocharger, there won’t be any merits going to an E85 ethanol mixture, which works out in your favor in terms of fuel consumption. Both power and torque improved throughout the entire RPM band, with a torque gain in excess of 90whp at 5,500 RPM and 105 lb-ft at 4,200 RPM.
@Stig_JDM experience at Global Time Attack
The Hondata team did an amazing job installing the upgraded fuel system on my car in preparation for the Global Time Attack finals at Buttonwillow in November 2019. Since the car had already been used for 30+ track days with a Hondata FlashPro and would continue to be abused at the track, we decided to go with a conservative tune on 93 pump gas. With the upgraded system, the car went from 360whp to 400whp on stock turbo and basic bolt-ons (Intercooler, Downpipe and Front Pipe + Catback). Although we chose to be conservative and the power increase was just moderate, the additional torque/power translated into a mind blowing engine response and improved lap times at Buttonwillow by approximately 2s (a 2s improvement when you are running 1:54 lap times on a street Civic is A LOT!). Better yet, the fuel system ran flawlessly for the whole event with no check engine lights or going into limp mode. If you are familiar with the Civic Type R, you know how sensitive the stock ECU is and how it likes to throw codes. I’m looking forward to seeing this system being used widely with more aggressive tunes and upgraded turbos to explore the full potential of the system.