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FMU Unit hoses? Need replacement
Metal381 Offline
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#1
I am replacing the hoses on my tbird. I noticed that there are two hoses off the fuel rail that go to a fmu unit, all black, The hoses are beginning to crack and i am nervous about having a gas leak. The Unit i am talking about is located on the passenger side of the valve cover behind the intercooler. I dont know if this an aftermarket piece or if it was stock ford. The hoses that go to the piece have threaded ends on the fmu side and on the fuel rail side they are conneceted with the ford spring type connectors. I havent seen any engine pics of other cars( showing this area of the engine) so i cant compare. Any help would be appreciated.
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Pete D Offline
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#2
There are no fuel system components on the passenger side of the valve cover. That is all coolant related plumbing on that side.

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Dan E Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by Pete D:
There are no fuel system components on the passenger side of the valve cover. That is all coolant related plumbing on that side.


Or A/C plumbing (since he mentioned "spring type connectors") ???

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Metal381 Offline
Junior Member
#4
So i am guessing that it was an aftermarket piece added by the previous owner or owner before him. I didnt think ford would put one there ne way. The other thing was could anybody post a pic of thier fuel rail for me with the stock lines showing, lines hoses etc.
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Jeff K Offline
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#5
No pics, but I will try to describe it. Only 2 lines to the fuel rail. both attached to it near the firewall with spring lock connectors. Each connector is a different size so you cant screw up and switch the supply / return sides. The spring locks are attached directly to the hard plastic high pressure fuel lines that go under the car on the driver side. The supply side actually goes to the pulse damper (cylinderical thing about 1 1/2" tall, 3" diameter), and the pulse damper is attached to the fuel rail.

Can you post a pic of you FMU thing?

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Metal381 Offline
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#6
I cant take a pic right now cuz the car is at the body shop. But the fmu unit is on the passenger side of the firewall. The " spring " connectors i am refering to are connected, one is connected to one of the lines coming up on the driver side as u stated and goes to the fmu, the other comes from the fmu and goes to the fuel rail, it connects to the part that is near the fuel pulse dampner and by the schrader valve. I thought this was a stock piece but now that the hoses are starting to crack i may just remove it all together and bypass it, get a adjustable fuel pressure regulator. Thanks for your help everyone. I will post pics as soon as i can.
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