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Angry Snapped fuel bowl regulator fitting when tightening fuel return line nut

Well i was putting in a new rubber sleeve on the return line that goes to the regulator, wrapped the threads on the regulator a couple times with teflon tape, started to tighten the nut and it snapped the fitting on the regulator clean off. How can i fix this now. I know i need a new regulator but the nut is stuck on the fuel line with the threaded peice from the regulator inside it.

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Have to get ahold of it with an easyout or vice grips...

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Next time, don't put any Teflon tape on those threads, it does nothing. The threads are a straight thread (which are not made for sealing). Very similar to ORB hydraulic fittings but obviously the fuel lines are lower pressure.

The only type of thread you use tape or pipe sealant is a tapered thread.

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if you dont want the FRx, some supplier sells just the new billet aluminum FPR with different rate springs....FOUND IT

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Well the truck is sitting out of commission but yes I ordered the riff raff FRX and will be having that installed. I will figure something out with the return line in the mean time. But what color frx spring should i use, truck is bone stock except a 4 inch turbo back.

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You will need to monitor the fuel pressure. You can use an in cab gauge, or you can use a liquid filled gauge there at the bowl. But use the black spring. Iirc it gives you about 65-70 psi fuel pressure, and our trucks work great at that pressure

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Well being the hack I am i used Jb weld to hold it for a week, today I heat it up and removed it, installed the frx with the gold spring, ended up buying new fuel lines (supply & return). Now it runs better than ever, smoother, quiet, less clanky diesel sound, and most importantly no more leaks.

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