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post #1 of 7 Old 07-16-2013, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Issues-not getting any

Got the kids loaded up and was waiting for the wife to leave so I could get out of the driveway when the injector noise changed pitched. Took me a minute to realize it sounded just like the time I ran it out of fuel before doing the hutch and harpoon. Move the kids over to the TDI and go to work. When I got home I I noticed that the fuel pressure was only 28psi post filter. The fuel pump is humming so I drain the fuel from the Baldwin then check the fuel bowl. When I opened the drain valve the fuel didn't just trickle out like normal, it came out under pressure and blew all over the front axle and front of the motor. I thought that was weird but kept going. Couldn't get any fuel to either the Baldwin or the bowl so after thinking about it I realized that I only had about about 1/4 tank of fuel so I thought maybe the pick up broke again. Drop the tank it's still on and was submerged. So I take the fuel line and stick it in the tank to see if I can get any suction. Several key cycles and nothing anywhere. I don't know if it would suck on your finger but it doesn't. Anyone have any input? Tonight I am going to check the fuel pressure regulator and blow backwards on the lines just to make sure there is no obstruction. If that doesnt turn up anything i am going to fill the bowl and balwdin up and see if i can at least get the 28psi back on the gauge. I still think its odd the way the fuel blew out of the bowl like that. If the rail pump is humming shouldn't it be working? I have read that those rarely fail and would rather not spend the money on a guess. The fuel pressure has always been about 60psi post filter since I put the gauges in. Again any thoughts would be appreciated.

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I have read that those rarely fail and would rather not spend the money on a guess. .
Its electrical, and moves fluid. Eventually, it'll show its age.

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Got 1, ready for the "when". Think'n of getting another ,so when the 1st goes, i'm not out a truck, til the replacement comes.

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Wow that's a hundred bucks cheaper then anywhere else. Might just need to replace it for the piece of mind at that price.

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yup...and a bunch of us, are rock'n them, to move wvo...

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Ordered ordered one today after lunch. Should be here Friday or Saturday. Fi is he'd siphoning the fuel out of the tank tonight so I can reinstall tomorrow night and maybe remove the old pump if everything goes well. Thanks for the link timmyboy!

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thats why were here, bud... Just pass'n on, what i've learned.

With fuel out of the tank, nows a good time for the HUTCH mod...Welcome to guzzle's In-tank Hutch Mod Web Page

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Already done!

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