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Old 07-30-2013, 12:48 PM
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Fuel system modifications - What to do?

I have been searching the forums for weeks now and I feel I have all the required information I need on how to run a good fuel system and the parts required but I would like input on which system to use or mix and match for the results I am after.

I am considering the following designs:
1. Regulated return and everything else OE
2. Hutch/harpoon with added inline water seperator and lift pump
3. Regualted return with hutch/harpoon
4. Regulated return with hutch/harpoon water seperator and lift pump

From what I have researched the lift pump is a good idea with the addition of more filters and that is my reasoning behind this, if I do use the lift pump I have seen it mounted pre-added seperator filters, why? could I mount it post filters before OE pump and run just the same and enjoy the fact that this pump is also filtered?

My end game is a good reliable fuel filtration setup that I can easliy maintain and keep clean because I travel a lot and have no idea which station has the best fuel as I am all over the southeast region currently.

I currently have all the mods listed in my sig. and only plan on adding a hdyra 17 position chip and stopping there
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IMHO with a healthy fuel pump you don't need a lift/helper pump even with a pre-pump filter. I would recommend a fuel pressure gauge to keep an eye on things. A suction side filter like the Baldwin BF1212 should have no trouble to providing enough flow to a 7.3, it can flow up to 300gph. Should be able to give you plenty of protection from water in fuel and allow you to run longer filter intervals.
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I would not change a damn thing.

Add a pre-pump filter if you feel you need to, and drive it.

Trucks have 300-400-500k on them with the factory fuel system.

Leave it alone.
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IMHO with a healthy fuel pump you don't need a lift/helper pump even with a pre-pump filter. I would recommend a fuel pressure gauge to keep an eye on things. A suction side filter like the Baldwin BF1212 should have no trouble to providing enough flow to a 7.3, it can flow up to 300gph. Should be able to give you plenty of protection from water in fuel and allow you to run longer filter intervals.
That is the exact filter I am looking at and a gauge is a great idea, thanks.

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I would not change a damn thing.

Add a pre-pump filter if you feel you need to, and drive it.

Trucks have 300-400-500k on them with the factory fuel system.

Leave it alone.
I have over 300k on my OE setup as well but want to get another 300k and I am afraid that with today's fuel and the random places I need fuel now I will have a problem in the future.
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I have over 300k on my OE setup as well but want to get another 300k and I am afraid that with today's fuel and the random places I need fuel now I will have a problem in the future.
Drop the tank, remove the mixing screens and do what ever intank mods you want.

Add a pre pump filter...

Replace fuel pump with a new OEM...

Install fuel pressure gauge...

Stock injectors, there is no reason to do a damn thing.
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