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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cheney, Washington
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Question on E Fuel and Air Dog.....
A buddy of mine with a 2001 7.3 and I were talking about Electric fuel for my OBS. He said he has an extra Air Dog pump and filter setup he is not using. I believe it's a 130/55? Anyway, he said he would give me one heck of a deal on it and all I would need would be a wiring harness.
So, I called Air Dog's tech department and the gentleman there told me the setup my fried is offering is about 6 years old and they no longer make parts to support it. He also said that the mechanical pumps on our OBS trucks are pretty much rock solid and that I should leave my mechanical pump alone. I explained to him that I thought at WOT sometimes I feel like I am running out of fuel pressure to the injectors.
He said there is an easy fix for that and to run a low pressure 8-10 PSI pump inline between the selector valve and the mechanical pump to keep fuel to the pump and to keep the float bowl full of fuel. If it works, that sure sounds much easier than doing an entire electrical pump setup.
I have never heard of this before. Has anyone done this? Does it work?
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.