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Old 02-06-2014, 11:28 AM
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Removing plunger in fuel bowl?

I have watched quite a few videos from this guy on youtube and he seems really knowledgable about pretty much everything in regards to powerstrokes. This video was interesting and involved removing the plunger from the fuel bowl and he says it will help increase mpgs. Have you guys done this/noticed improvements? Seems like non-sense to me.

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Old 02-06-2014, 11:38 AM
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In general Bill Hewitt is knowledgeable sure. But he has some strange ideas. This is one of them, aside from that video I've never heard any mention of people doing that
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You've Found Bill-the-Boob!!

He actually has some good vids and even some good advice, sometimes....

But, on Lots of stuff, got his head stuck up his (you know...)

On this, where I don't see a problem for most of us because we do our own maintenance and would Never think of running without a Filter Installed (the purpose of the plunger), it IS just "silly" to think it's gonna increase mpg. He says that kind of stupid stuff all the time, drill-out the banjo bolts, "change" the HPOP Oil, he Really is SO Clueless sometimes

Look at his stuff, it's interesting, I like some of it but, take it all with a "grain-of-salt" and confirm it here first before you actually Do any of it! -hehehe
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I fell for a bunch of this guy's crap for a while at first. I drilled out my fuel rail plugs and pulled the plunger like he said. I didn't notice any difference at all in power or MPG. I wasn't really expecting any difference. I figured all it would do is allow for more fuel flow, which won't hurt anything. I suppose if I upgrade to stage 1 injectors some day, these mods may help support them. I've had the plunger out of the fuel bowl since this summer with no ill effect. I kept it incase I decide to put it back in, but no need as far as I can see.

If you drill out your fuel rail plugs (I wouldn't recommend it), make sure you clean the hell out of them before you put them back in. Everything goes straight to the injectors from there. And use a dab of grease or something to hold the orings in place when you reinstall the plugs. I chopped the oring on the passenger side because it hung down slightly as I screwed the plug back in.
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A great drinking game is to take a shot everytime ol' Bill says "whatnot". I still haven't made it through one of his videos.
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I've watched most of his vids and he is a knowledgable guy, but I feel the need to turn down the volume on my computer every time I watch them or I'm gonna blow the speakers.
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HAHA alright. Thanks guys!
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