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Cheap 7.3 E-Fuel Conversion! For $200 or less!! Write Up W/PIX!

94-98 F250-F350
7.3 POWERSTROKE TURBO DIESEL
STOCK FUEL BOWL DELETE.
ELECTRIC FUEL CONVERSION


"I HAVE 4,000 MILES ON THE SETUP, NO PROBLEMS BESIDES THE CHEAP FUEL LINE THAT CAME WITH THE FPR, BUSTED AND MADE A MESS"
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Reasons that i did E-Fuel:

My lift Pump went out and left me stranded on the freeway.
i wasnt about to spend $150 for a POS pump.

So i figured ill do efuel for around the same price!






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Before No space and crowded fuel bowl and pump.




#2 I used a 7/8s freeze plug with gasket sealer pushed down into the old LIFT PUMP HOLE about 3/4 the way.
I cut the banjo circle out of the lines and used 2 4" 3/8 hose peices with hose clamps. I had to bend the lines by hand just a bit to make it perfect but was super easy
(DONT HAVE A PICTURE)

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Passenger side return line


#4
Plastic T connector used for return line!
I connected those lines into a T reducer that goes from 1/4-3/8 you just cut which part you want. after the T i connected the lines to the Return going to the Tank.



#5 Here you can see the return line bent around the bracket i made.


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The Bracket is bolted to the bolt holes for the fuel bowl!
( I used the fuel bowl as a template to drill my holes)

You need to use washers if you use the same bolts ( I did)



#7
I cut a hole in the Bracket i made for the FPR to mount





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This is FUEL IN* on the FPR its under the bracket i made so you cant see it. its like a 3" piece with 2 hose clamps! Kinda hard to see!



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I used the stock FUEL lines feeding the front of the block connected.
I also used the Stock elbows. All i added was a pipe thread T connector to connect them both!




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Where the FPR sits in the valley.
(this is totally customizable since it can go pretty much anywhere)




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Bracket welded onto the DRIVERS SIDE frame rail.
here you can see the filter and mount.



#11.1
Fuel pump bracket on the right and Filter on the left.


#11.2
Brackets painted and welded on.


#12
Installed and bolted up. all thats left is to connect the fuel lines!



#13
Fuel pump and FILTER i used
I kept the stock banjo bolts on there they worked just fine.

I painted them green (that was the theme i had at the time)




#13.1
Heres another shot. i Used a bolt and washers to fill the hole ontop of the MErcedes filter housing



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Relay bracket i used. Simply wired the pump into the ignition fed by the relay that gets power from the battery.



I also had to modify the IPR harness and cut out all the random wires and just made it a simple setup for the ipr.

I should have made the Filter a little higher, easy to do just raise it a little higher on the bracket.


BEST OF MY MEMORY


Cost breakdown:

[*]Freeze plug $0.75 (Napa)

[*]Gasket Sealer $7.00 (autozone)

[*]Throwing away broken lift pump and crappy fuel bowl headache.. . $FREE
(my garbage can :poke)

[*]FPR (OFF ebay) $36.00 *comes with 2ft of 5/16s line and 2ft of 3/8s (Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More Online Shopping | eBay)

[*]3/8s fuel line 12ft (bought to much :doh: ) $12.87 (Autozone)

[*]20 hose clamps $12.00 (HomeDepot)

[*]1/4-3/8 Cutable Plastic Fuel line 'T' $7.00 (autozone)

[*]FPR bracket.
Used 16th thick steel cut with a drill press and shaped. then spaced the old bolts holes from the bowl and made a bracket and cut holes, i used the old bolts and just put 3 1/2 washers on each one! (My random pile of scrap steel laying around)
*Use thicker steel for a more solid mount, this ones a little thin and light weight.

[*]Pipe line 'T' For Fuel lines that feed the injectors $7.00 (Toggnoties Auto world) *bottom of FPR*

[*]Random 16th thick brackets for Fuel Pump & Filter maybe $10 bucks tops.

[*]i used scrap metal and welded to my frame. (its gonna be permanent anyways)

[*]Fuel Pump (Off 80-95 Mercedes 560sel or s class mounted under car next to fuel tank, You can get them anywhere at any junk yard cheap) $20.00 (pick & pull)

[*]Fuel Filter assymbly (off of a 300d-300sd Mercedes diesel years 80-87) $7.00 (Pick & Pull)

[*]WIX (napa brand) Fuel filter Custom setup $36.00 (Napa)

[*]Clear Inline metal See-Thru filter $13.00 (kragen)


TOTAL $156.xx

Prices vary.








With this setup ive seen:
1Mpg gain,
Smoother idling.
Faster starting.
Quicker revving

And ease of mind knowing that i have constant fuel PSI!


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Took me a month running back and forth finding the right parts and coming up with cheap ideas.

This is a true Budget Proven Setup. I may need to get a few Fuel pumps for backups just because there used. and if they go bad I have one on tap.[/B]


Thanks for Viewing, and any questions PM me! [/I]

Gabe.
 

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did you use the tree to pull your motor? and not bad good sire, looks good, i'm assuming you didn't add a regulated return on this correct?
 

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Well the regulator is the purple thing. Then whatever is left over is returned to the tank.....therefore regulated return. So parts list? Cost?
 

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Hang on! i had to stop and post it cuz computer shut off. not done writing it up yet! Lol
 

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did you use the tree to pull your motor? and not bad good sire, looks good, i'm assuming you didn't add a regulated return on this correct?
Yeah i used the tree.

No regulated return. why would i need one?
 

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nice cheap way out and setup but me personaly like using parts from big name companys that are known good and if stuff screws up they send me new stuff
 

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not everyone has money dude, there are a lot of e fuel write ups for the DIY, pick one you like, dont criticise kause his bank account isn't as phat as your's. as long as the results are there, and he is letting us know whats up, it's all good
 

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im not busting on anyone all i know is i would use a quality fuel pressure regulator because that goes south it takes out alot of things there is parts you skimp on then there are parts that you dont.
 

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all i can say is the man is thrifty as all hell lol, btw gabe your link dont take you to the sellers store where you got the fpr, just to the ebay home page, i would be interested to read more on that particular seller, and their product, but i guess in a couple months if yours still works fine means they have a pretty good product
 

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all i can say is the man is thrifty as all hell lol, btw gabe your link dont take you to the sellers store where you got the fpr, just to the ebay home page, i would be interested to read more on that particular seller, and their product, but i guess in a couple months if yours still works fine means they have a pretty good product
yes we will. also alot of factors like what he is running for psi and pump gph will all effect the durability of the regulator all the power to him if it works and has no problems
 

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i think he said in another thread he was running 70 psi, and its a mercedes benz diesel fuel pump as well,
 

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idk what it flows for gph and 70psi is stought i run 72psi in my setup
 

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isn't everyone saying that 65 is optimal? i know you have a lot of go fast goodies, and your set up may require it
 

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gabe can u grab more pics and describe what you did with the fuel lines in the valley? what do u mean you cut the circle out of the banjo? are u still using ur banjo?

and eric are you still doing 140v idms?
 

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isn't everyone saying that 65 is optimal? i know you have a lot of go fast goodies, and your set up may require it
i dont know kris all the efuel systems i build for obs and sd i run at 70-72psi because they hammer on there trucks and have big tunes in them i rather have them run out of oil then fuel neither one are good but
 

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i'd rather run out of fuel lol, oil is the life line of the heui injection lol, and the whole system, fuel can run out and be fine lol
 

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basically i need i more in-depth explanation of this


I cut the banjo circle out of the lines and used 2 4" 3/8 hose peices with hose clamps. I had to bend the lines by hand what lines? just a bit to make it perfect but was super easy.

I then connected those lines into a T reducer can u get a pic? that goes from 1/4-3/8 you just cut which part you want. after the T i connected the lines to the Return going to the Tank. what return lines going to the tank?
 

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gabe can u grab more pics and describe what you did with the fuel lines in the valley? what do u mean you cut the circle out of the banjo? are u still using ur banjo?

and eric are you still doing 140v idms?
yes im still doing them and shipping them all over
 
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