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Old 07-01-2013, 09:55 AM
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How screwed am I?

I rebuilt my fuel bowl last night and after getting it all back together i picked it up and found a little black plastic screw and for the life of me i couldnt figure out where it came from because i didnt take it out and my diesel o-rings guide made no mention of it so i figures it was just something that was on the bench when i started(crowded workbench) but i did some more research and i found a diagram with the part shown here

am i forced to take the fuel bowl back out again to put that in, is it necessary? It could explain why it was so friggin hard to get it to fire up after reinstalling it
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:02 PM
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If it were me, I would pull it back out and put the screw back in (I don't remember that part either), but I would just plug the Fuel Restriction Sensor port with a 1/8 NPT plug. Those sensors always leak (believe me it will someday, and if they call it a dampener the senor might leak sooner without it), and on a 94-95 you have to pull the bowl to even do that (so yeah, you're screwed either way). Cheers!
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:11 PM
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If it were me, I would pull it back out and put the screw back in (I don't remember that part either), but I would just plug the Fuel Restriction Sensor port with a 1/8 NPT plug. Those sensors always leak (believe me it will someday, and if they call it a dampener the senor might leak sooner without it), and on a 94-95 you have to pull the bowl to even do that (so yeah, you're screwed either way). Cheers!
It doesnt need that sensor to read anything? and wont it throw a code if it doesnt have it?
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No. It is for the Fuel Filter light on the dash only. If you change your filters regularly, you don't really need it. Mine's been plugged for a long time now. Cheer!
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No. It is for the Fuel Filter light on the dash only. If you change your filters regularly, you don't really need it. Mine's been plugged for a long time now. Cheer!
Cool ill just leave it be unless i notice its leaking thanks alot
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