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Yet another fuel pump question
Ok, so I think I need a fuel pump because post blue spring installation my fuel pressure (taken at the test port on the filter housing) reads about 43 @ idle. I've looked through many of the posts and most seem to be Airdog vs FASS and that's not my question, rather it is would a regular AD (not AD2) be sufficient to keep my stock pump alive awhile longer? Essentially take the strain of pulling fuel from the tank off the possibly weak stocker until I can get enough money for a separate high-pressure pump?
I've been reading a lot about the regulated return and FuelLabs and some other high pressure pump I cannot remember and, to be honest, am really confused. Do I need / want to remove the stock fuel filter (bowl?) and what does that entail? Add to that the " is junk" vs " is great" controversy and my brain cell is now, well, oatmeal.
From the replies to some of those other thread, I see a lot of questions to the rather ambiguous initial post so here goes:
Truck is a daily driver. I don't tow anything now and forsee light towing only, maybe quads / sand rail / utility trailer for home-improvement project / cleanup in the future. Power desires are secondary to reliability, although 450-ish rwhp would be cool. Truck is stock but will have Sinister delete and new Ford oil cooler, and I now have an SCT tuner. Truck is not yet studded. Off-road excursions are currently limited to desert running for hunting / shooting but I hate to camp (11 years light infantry cured me of any camping desire) so most are day trips. The cool factor (braided lines, RR, etc.) of any particular mod is, again, secondary to reliability but is a factor (I've been known to add a mod or two just because it was cool - my one-touch down on all windows for instance). When money permits, I would love a BPD oil system kit.
Finally, if I've missed the post where this is all spelled out please point me there and I'll read away. Thanks.
2004 F250 SRW FX4 Lariat CC LB
Sinister delete, XDP coolant filter, NUC oil bypass, fumoto valves, AFE stock replacement, Riffraff boots, Ultra ELC, CTS and Glowshift gauges, SRL, Wicked Wheel
08 trans pan/filter, 08 diff cover, Racor CCV6000