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post #1 of 17 Old 10-05-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Beans electric fuel system question/problem

Just got my beans fuel system for my 97. got it 99% of the way in but i got one maybe 2 problems... first of all it told me to run the line off the stock fitting in the head on the drivers side in the back, problem is the fitting in the head is leaking/loose and it needs at least another full turn to tighten enough. the turbo/manifold prevents me from doing this because of the size of the stock 90 degree fitting in the head. i was thinking about cutting the stock 90 off and just putting a regular size 90 degree fitting from the hardware store in but i dont even know if i could get that in there.... does anyone have any experience with this or know if im gonna be able to fit a 90 in there after i cut the stock one off?? also after the install i still have not gotten my truck to start... is that just caused by the leaky line? ive cranked it over alot and still not even a pop. any advixe would be greatly appreciated im really in a pinch thank you!
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I cracked the very fitting you are speaking of when changing the donuts on my up pipes. I started my truck only to find a huge flood of fuel running all over my shop floor. I was able to get the broken one out with an easy out.

I went to a hardware store and found a brass 90 degree fitting but, it was way to larger to turn without hitting the up pipe. So, i made about 15 trips to the belt sander,taking a little off at a time until it would turn. The good news is, I was able to make it work and didn't have to pull the up pipe clamp back off (you don't want to do that if possible).

I can send you a picture of what I came up with tomorrow if it would help.

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yeah if you could do that it would be awesome if its not to big of a hassle for you. thanks alot!
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It looks like I used a straight coupling, threaded on both ends to come out of the head and then a 90 degree fitting screwed on to the coupling. Then it looks like I used another straight coupling to come out of the 90 degree fitting. You can see how I had to grind on the up pipe housing to be able to thread the 90 degree brass fitting onto the straight coupling.
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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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Here's one from the top so you can see how I did it. You can see how I had to sand the 90 degree fitting so it would just clear the up pipe housing. I was wondering how much wall thickness i have left after all the sanding but, so far, so good.
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Thanks alot!!! looks like thats what imma be doing. hope i dont eff somethin up lol. Thanks alot for taking the time to get the pictures for me. now at least i have an idea what im doing and know it can be done lol. Thank you again i will let ya know and maybe post a picture of what i end up doing on tuesday

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Best of luck.

It's no fun but, it can be done!

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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stupid question is there power to the pump?

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yeah i can here the pump running and to start the return line was leaking and i can see the feed line to the head was leaking. i wired the plug(for now) to a constant 12v source so i plug it in and it is pumping before i even crank and it builds up pressure at the regulator. ive cranked it for at least 20 seconds and it doesnt even sound like it wants to fire

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i fixed the leaky return line btw i just said that cause that way i knew fuel had pumped all the way through

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