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Fuel Pressure Regulator Issues
Gman Offline
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#1
Hey Guys,

I've been struggling with what turned out to be fuel pressure issues for the last few weeks, see: this thread.

I want to dead head my pump, just so I can see whether it can make 80#, and thus isolate the problem to my fpr. I can easily get the plastic return line off of the steel return line near the bottom of the driver's fender. But I do not have a spare return line that I can clamp a rubber hose onto, and then push into the quick disconnect plastic line. Anyone have any suggestions how to block the return fuel line on an 87 TC?
1987 TC project car
Red butt splice - boosting about a bar
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#2
we usually take clamping pliers to a long stretch of plastic line. the longer the section the more pliable it will be. but be careful, you can still break it..
Brian Larkin
88TC 330,000 miles
Slightly Modified
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Gman Offline
Member
#3
Thanks Brian, but that seems like a risk not worth taking on an almost 30 y.o. car. With my luck, it will break. I presume you clamp the stretch on the passenger side, on the way back to the tank? I took a quick peek this morning and did not see the ends of the return line. Supply was easy to i.d., as it went to the filter, and I presume the third was the vent (and I'm guessing the fourth steel one is the rear brake line).

I'll take a look at how accessible the plastic fittings are on the passenger side where they connect to the steel tubing, and try to come up with a way to take that off and clamp a plug on the steel return there.

Of course, if I can get my hands on a steel return end, I can make a plug and shove it into the plastic line I can easily disconnect at the driver's side near the wheel well . . . .
1987 TC project car
Red butt splice - boosting about a bar
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