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Hi all

While waiting for paint to dry etc i thought i would get on with modifying the fuel pump.

What i need to know is on the top on the unit (white part) is the circular metal part a non return valve or the pressure regulator .

I need to disable the pressure regulator so need to know where it is

Thanks Very much in advance :thumbup:
 

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How disappointing i decided since it was doubtful i was going to get an answer as i guess its not something normal people do with standard pumps. i thought i will destroy to under stand it .

all that black plastic and piping just for a crappy fuel filter and in the middle was a small corroded pump.
so thats made my mind up i will buy a new aftermarket pump and adapt it to the standard housing to keep original fuel level sensor .

now off to find a pump that kicks out about 5 bar
 

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Never heard of them, sorry......
 

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I would give it a try :thumbs: I have seen it before, but never used it

I need a second pump on my GTV race car for a surge tank - my square aftermarket tank slosh badly around corners
 

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I would give it a try :thumbs: I have seen it before, but never used it

I need a second pump on my GTV race car for a surge tank - my square aftermarket tank slosh badly around corners
With the word of gertie i will buy 1 :thumbup:

Not seen you about much lately Gertie hope your well :beer:
 

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Not seen you about much lately Gertie hope your well :beer:
This is a thread jack, sorry. But then you are the OP ;)

I am well thanks,

I was a bit busy with helping my father-in-law move from Cape Town to Centurion - 1500km (nearly 1000 miles) I towed the bulky and near 1 TON trailer with my 156 3.0 SW (also packed to the rafters). Consumption was 13.5l/100km (21mpg) with the cruise set at 115km/h and taking all the hills into account to get from see level to 1470m above sea level I am pleased. The drive down I managed 8.5l/100km (33mpg) at 125km/h cruise.

Getting back to the question of fuel pumps - I have to go out of tank pump and options are less available - the best value pump I could find locally:
Racekit.co.za - Fuel Pumps
replacement part for the Bosch fuel pump with the part number: 0580254910 This pump delivers 135 Litres per hour at 3 Bar and can be used up to a maximum pressure of 7 Bar. These pumps are available at the price of R699.00
 

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This is a thread jack, sorry. But then you are the OP ;)



Getting back to the question of fuel pumps - I have to go out of tank pump and options are less available - the best value pump I could find locally:
Racekit.co.za - Fuel Pumps
replacement part for the Bosch fuel pump with the part number: 0580254910 This pump delivers 135 Litres per hour at 3 Bar and can be used up to a maximum pressure of 7 Bar. These pumps are available at the price of R699.00

Im glad you had fun moving your father inlaw :biglaugh:

But anyway the question i need the answer to is how do you get the pump to 5-7 bar using the a new pump in the stock pump housing ? Do you block or restrict off the fuel return that runs through the fuel regulator thats fitted in the top white part of the housing.

Note pic's Either restrict the pump regulator or block regulator and have no fuel return

Thanks in advance
 

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You should always have a return. The pump cannot pump against a dead block (when ignition on, but engine not running ). The FPR is on the return, your 1st picture is correct.

Injectors generally don't like 5 bar or more, unless you specially get 5 bar injectors. Keep it 4.5 bar ish to be safe.
 

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You should always have a return. The pump cannot pump against a dead block (when ignition on, but engine not running ). The FPR is on the return, your 1st picture is correct.

Injectors generally don't like 5 bar or more, unless you specially get 5 bar injectors. Keep it 4.5 bar ish to be safe.
What pressure is the stock regulator & will i get the 4.5 - 5 bar if i use the stock setup and just change the pump ?

My injectors are [email protected] and about [email protected]
 

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Standard setup is 3.5 bar at pump - at peak flow it tends to drop to +/- 3.3bar at the fuel rail - the pipe is quite long, so there are some pressure losses at peak flow.

The stock FPR chooses the 3.5 bar, so you have to change the FPR to get 4.5 bar, regardless of the pump.
 

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Thank you very much gertie . i have now paid for my pump i will let you know how good it is
 

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Done fuel pump since the new performance pump arrived , Seems a nice solid pump and well made , I will test it soon and see what results i get .

Ignore my mess (organised chaos) :jester:
 

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How you getting on with it? i've been looking at pumps myself just recently with regards to finding out how the pressure is regulated. Not dealt with a one ended system before! I'm a bit befuddled by it.
 

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Groovy, looks good.

Do you have a pressure gauge to link in / monitor?

yep i have a fuel regulator & Gauge to fit on the rail and im having it controlled by the turbo pressure .not fitted it yet as finishing the other parts of the car first before i do the final refit of the engine . ( respraying engine bay etc )
 
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