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fuel pressure issue
Ricky03 Offline
Senior Member
#1
I'm still trying to run down the miss and I think I'm there now. No vacuum leak and electrical is good. Fuel pressure regulator was bad, stock unit was 50psi. I replaced it and got the pressure back to 39psi. Still have the bad miss. Did the fuel check again and driving down the road the fuel pressure was at 32psi. Under boost it dropped to 20 psi and stumbled terrible. I replaced the fuel pump about 6 months ago with a new Walbo 255. Is it a bad pump again? This is a 87 TC. What is the other thing on the other fuel railfrom the regulator.
88TC :5 speed swap,255 walbo fuel pump, 3" down pipe with 2 1/2"duals, Ported upper and lower intake, ported E-6, Kiben adjustable fuel pressure regulator,T-3 turbo,Forge BPV,Steeda Tri-x shifter,Autometer gauges,Racer Walsh stage #2 cam, Spec stage 3 clutch,Stinger FMIC
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Not saying this is your problem, but about 8 or 9 years ago, I experienced the same pressure drop under boost with a 2 or so year old Walbro 255. Pulled the tank and found the filter sock completely (and I mean completely!) full of rust. The solution was a new tank. You could also have a small split in the hose from the tank to the tank flange dumping fuel back into the tank or a loose clamp on that hose. BTW, I am assuming the fuel filter isnt plugged.

If you mean the circular "thing" at the back end of the rail, thats the pulse damper, which is basically a small accumulator.
Jeff Korn

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Ricky03 Offline
Senior Member
#3
Dropped the tank and pulled the fuel pump . The fuel sock was fine. I pulled off the fuel sock anyway and discovered the problem. In the bottom of the fuel pump There is a screen that looks like the one in a washing machine water line. It was full of black grit . I will get back together and hopely this is the problem. I didn't see any trash in the tank.
88TC :5 speed swap,255 walbo fuel pump, 3" down pipe with 2 1/2"duals, Ported upper and lower intake, ported E-6, Kiben adjustable fuel pressure regulator,T-3 turbo,Forge BPV,Steeda Tri-x shifter,Autometer gauges,Racer Walsh stage #2 cam, Spec stage 3 clutch,Stinger FMIC
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Glad you found the problem!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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