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 Post subject: how to change fuel reg?
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:33 pm 
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probably seems like a silly question, but it looks like its really tight to get in there to change the fuel reg?

how would i go about it? what tools to use?

Also i recently tried changing my fuel filter, but for the life of my i couldnt get it undone. any tips?
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:05 pm 
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lowie57 wrote:
probably seems like a silly question, but it looks like its really tight to get in there to change the fuel reg?

how would i go about it? what tools to use?

Also i recently tried changing my fuel filter, but for the life of my i couldnt get it undone. any tips?


fuel filter will be easiest with one of those open ended plumbers spanners thing. If you just have a standard open ended spanner, will be harder but can be done. You put one spanner on the fuel filter, and the other on the nut in a position so that you can squeeze the spanners together with one hand so that it turns the nut the right way. Just make sure no fingers are inbetween the spanners.

Not sure on fuel reg. I removed mine when the fuel rail was off...I would think that would be the easiest.

 

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 Post subject: Re: how to change fuel reg?
Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:28 pm 
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is this an ef?
if so i think they had special fitting on the hoses and you need to get the tools from supa crap or somewhere simalar
mech (loosley implied) used to get em off with modified silicone tubes but it's a skill to do
after that it's undo both the nut type things on the acually reg
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:29 pm 
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its an EL bud
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:35 pm 
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lowie57 wrote:
its an EL bud

def has the fittings then
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 Post subject: Re: how to change fuel reg?
Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:36 pm 
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so do you mean, easy or hard to get off without the "special" tool on an EL?
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:31 pm 
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lowie57 wrote:
so do you mean, easy or hard to get off without the "special" tool on an EL?


Just undo the 2 bolts that hold it too the back of the fuel rail, manourve it out of the way then undo the fuel line nut at the bottom. Reverse to re-install. New reg should come with new o-ring, don't reuse the old o-ring. Took me about 30min to replace when I install a tickford 300kpa fuel reg too my car.

BTW it helps if you remove the intake piping over the inlet manifold and no special tools required 1/4 drive set, spanners.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:47 pm 
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before taking the fuel reg off, is there anything i should be doing to clear the line of fuel?
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Should be ok, you will get a small spurt of petrol when you break the seal, just don't smoke while you do it :lol:
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alby-73 wrote:
lowie57 wrote:
its an EL bud

def has the fittings then


EF & EL are the same fuel rail as well as the same type of reg.

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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:00 pm 
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just a quick question, are the standard au fuel regs and the vct ones the same? im persuming they are because i doubt 4kw requiers more fuel but with ford, you never know
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:30 pm 
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standard au ones are 2.7bar where vct is 3.5bar or in kpa 270kpa and 350kpa.

works out to be 11psi more fuel pressure under load but similar to standard at idle and cruising

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:31 pm 
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matt-02fairmont wrote:
just a quick question, are the standard au fuel regs and the vct ones the same? im persuming they are because i doubt 4kw requiers more fuel but with ford, you never know


the std au reg is 270kpa, the std au xr6 is 300kpa and the au vct is 350kpa...
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:36 pm 
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thanks for that cos i have a spare vct reg laying around and my current reg is on the way out. stupid question i know but will the vct reg make it run too rich? thanks for the help,, Matt
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:38 pm 
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learnt this off troyman but at idle its 250kpa and only under load will go to 350kpa

 

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