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post #1 of 8 Old 11-03-2012, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Pressure too high?

May have jumped the gun here.

When I had my fuel pressure regulator out Iput a BB behind the spring to increase spring tension like the blue spring mod. Before putting everything back together I put in the equipment I need to monitor fuel pressure. So now that I have fuel a fuel pressure gauge I'm wondering if my pressure is too high.

I'm getting about 68 psi. What's too high?

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Your good! If it spikes over 75 and stays there then you got problems.

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Thanks!

Appreciate the response. Nice to know my "improvement" won't cause problems!


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Your good! If it spikes over 75 and stays there then you got problems.
Not necessarily. Many people, including myself, have used the Gillette Diesel spring that cranks idle/cruise psi up in to the high 90s. However, at WFO, it drops back to Blue Spring ranges (~mid 50s). Mine was in for about 2 years, then I wanted to see what all of the excitement was over the Blue Spring. All that I saw was a lower cruise/idle psi compared to the Gillette spring.

Keep in mind that I run an OEM fuel system. I have no clue what that kind of pressure would do to an AD2 or other RR system.

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The gillete sprin has been proven to be detrimental in "most" trucks. That's why they got rid of it and went with the blue spring.

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It's idle pressure like this that scares most guys off using the Gillette spring.
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It's idle pressure like this that scares most guys off using the Gillette spring.
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I have a blue spring in mine and i was getting 65psi, one day it jumped to 80psi and it's pretty much stuck there now... Truck runs like a dream but I rarely see under 75psi.
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