Upgrading mechanical to electrical fuel system - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 09-22-2011, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Upgrading mechanical to electrical fuel system

I found a 2002 municipal bus with a 7.3 in it. Someone has already yanked out the driver side injectors because there was enough clearance.

I'm curious about the fuel bowl. What items do I need off this thing to have an electric '99+ style system? The clearances are mighty tight, but I think I can get the fuel bowl off. Getting stuff from below is going to be mighty difficult considering it's in a van setup and setting on the front axle.

Are dual-shot injectors worth upgrading to?
ekfinn is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 09-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
Posts: 5,630
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Split shot injectors... an upgrade? Split-shots are a downgrade, my friend. And it would take a custom-tune to make this down-grade of a mod work.
85_305 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 09-22-2011, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 85_305 View Post
Split shot injectors... an upgrade? Split-shots are a downgrade, my friend. And it would take a custom-tune to make this down-grade of a mod work.
I know they're not capable of the flow the single-shots are capable of, but I've heard that they run smoother at stock horsepower? Worth it? It doesn't matter... four of them were yanked and thrown into someone's pocket in the yard. If I shell out bread for injectors, it will be for a set of stage1 rebuilds.

Where is the electric fuel pump on the '99+ setups? Does the fuel bowl need to come with it for regulation purposes?
ekfinn is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 09-22-2011, 01:07 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
Posts: 5,630
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
They run smoother and are quieter. But you'd still have to have a few hundred dollars worth of retuning to get them to work on your OBS.

Cant answer your regulated return question.
85_305 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 09-22-2011, 03:38 PM
Electrical Ogre
 
alberta 7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 12,116
Thanks: 30
Thanked 79 Times in 76 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 97 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
The fuel pump should be somewhere on the frame rail. Follow the fuel lines and you should find it.

Bill

1996 F250 SC/SB 4X4 XLT
1997 F250 RC/SB 2WD project
2008 F350 CC/LB 4X4 DRW Lariat, 3" cow catcher mod
2008 Ranger SC FX4
Quote:
Originally Posted by weareweird69 View Post
If your posting pictures bill, everyone dim their screens, that CAT YELLOW is bright
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fordman247365 View Post
Is there anything you DONT take apart and **** with?
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJFLASH View Post
I still say that those Dodge mirrors have as much business on a OBS Ford as yoga pants have on a fat chick...my .02
alberta 7.3 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 09-22-2011, 05:08 PM
Hillbilly Deluxe

 
STROKED_NY_023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oxford, NY
Posts: 2,996
Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Get the pump, get an in line filter setup with water separator, get an aftermarket FPR, ditch the stock fuel bowl... Might cost you a little more in the long run but you will have many more problem free and happy miles...

_____________________________________________
Seth

Stroked_NY_023
95' F-350 CCLB DRW POWERSTROKE
08 Axle/4x4 conversion, 5spd conversion, 6637, 5" SP exhaust, gearhead tunes
.]

Last edited by STROKED_NY_023; 09-22-2011 at 05:11 PM.
STROKED_NY_023 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 09-23-2011, 04:22 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mjonesjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Salem, IN
Posts: 999
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by STROKED_NY_023 View Post
Get the pump, get an in line filter setup with water separator, get an aftermarket FPR, ditch the stock fuel bowl... Might cost you a little more in the long run but you will have many more problem free and happy miles...
Couldn't have said it better myself.

Make sure you get a pre-pump fuel/water separator and post pump filter setup.

1997 F-250HD Extended Cab 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke
3" Down Pipe to 4" Exhaust (Stainless) ~ Tymar Intake w/ AFE Big Boost Filter ~ TS 6 Position Chip ~ HPOP Cross Over Line ~ Regulated Return ~ E-Fuel System ~ Intercooled ~ CCV Mod ~ Dual Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges ~ Dana 60 Swap
mjonesjr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome