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#1 Bry4ns

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:51 PM

Hi all ,
Can I put a splitter on fuel pipe return , or return fuel got to go straight back into fuel tank
Cheers bry

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:28 PM

You can T it into the low pressure side of the feed or weld a pipe on the tank for the return.



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

You can T it into the low pressure side of the feed or weld a pipe on the tank for the return.

You don't want to weld a pipe to the fuel tank as they can explode, even more dangerous when empty than full of fuel. You can split the return but I don't know why you would want to unless you are thinking of fitting a exhaust flamer!



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Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:09 PM

Well you need a fuel line from fuel pump to regulater , then from regulater back to the t piece back round , this is right .?Attached File  image.jpeg   54.54K   35 downloads

#5 Turbo Phil

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:40 PM

The plumbing will work ok, but the pump won't work in that position. It's gravity fed, so needs to be mounted level or below the bottom of the tank.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:51 AM

Thanks Phil, appreciated will move it

Cheers bry

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

Really easy solution is to use an mpi tank with the pump inside it. Dead neat!

#8 Bry4ns

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 05:56 PM

Yeah thought that but was advised the pumps fail quite frequent , that was from mini specialist !
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:33 PM

That sounds like balls to me, they are a generic pump, basically the same as any modern in tank pump,

#10 Bry4ns

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:35 PM

Prob is balls as lots of "do this way" try this "
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

So fuel pump is in , regulator is in , car turns over , do I need a relay for the fuel pump or is it ok to come off ignition
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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:08 AM

I would add a relay,



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:16 PM

100% wire it via a relay. Also look at fitting an inertia switch to kill the pump in the event of an accident

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 12:34 PM

Cheers guys , can I just use a relay from ignition switch then to
fuel pump.?

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

I guess you could, though you'd have to wire an inline fuse , would be nearer run from a switched source at the fusebox. Ensure it remains live during cranking.




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