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post #1 of 21 Old 03-17-2013, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Is there a "BEST" electric fuel kit?

Yes, I know I can build my own electric fuel kit and save some money. However, I would prefer to buy a complete electric fuel kit with step by step instructions to save myself some headaches. Once I have done a kit, then I will know what it takes and perhaps build my own in the future but right now, I could use the all the guidance I can get. These are some of the kits I am looking at right now. Is one of these kits preferable over the others? Are there even better ones I am missing?

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I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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well if you are looking for instructions don't buy the Irate kit.
i was thinking the same way as you are when i bought my kit, but it just came as a box of parts, i e-mailed looking for instructions and was ignored.
it is a nice kit and when i had the fuel pump fail they sent me a new one but the customer service certainly wasn't what i expected.
if i had to do it again i would either go with the Beans kit or just do it myself.



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I also wanted a kit with good instructions and all the parts ready to go since this would be my first fuel system project. I ended up buying the Dieselsite CPR kit. It came with a great instruction booklet with large color pictures which made it a fairly easy install. I did have to make an after hours call to Bob Riley concerning the install and he helped me out no problem on a Friday evening. Now that I know what this project is all about, if I were to do it again I would probably source the parts myself to save some cash. But since not everyone is a mechanic or has the help and resources to tackle a DIY project like this, I would highly recommend the Dieselsite fuel system if its in the budget.

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Thanks guys.

Honestly, I am leaning toward the Beans Diesel kit and I really can't tell you why.

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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i thought i read somewhere Beans had great color instructions.
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i would recomend MARTY'S DIESEL kit, i will see if i can get a pic for ya

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And a link frank, I've never heard of this Marty

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marty as in marty's diesel. he lives in MD. does some work for innovative (i think)

and guys it really isn't bad to build your own. i went through it. hardest part is getting the fuse and relay in the factory box to look "factory"

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I'm sure once someone has done an E fuel conversion a kit seems like a waste of money. I have printed many lists of required parts to do the E fuel conversion from various posts. The parts lists never seem to match and everyone seems to do things a little differently. I want a tried and true setup that I can knock out over a weekend with having to run to the hardware store (that just closed) to buy more of something.

I wouldn't try to do the valve body or the torque converter on my truck either but, I'm sure once I did it I would think heck yes, I could have done this myself now that I see how things work inside the transmission. That's kind of the same thing i am feeling about an E fuel conversion.

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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I'm in the same boat. A complete kit with instructions, advice and being able to hopefully warranty something if it does not work right is sometimes worth what you pay. I'll be reading all those links. I'm leaning towards the Beans kit right now. If I come across an extra 5 hundy I may go with the diesel site kit. I've read their filters are harder to get. Beans looks like Napa filters.
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