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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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OBS Electric Fuel system

I have a fuel leak that has been needing attention. I am getting married in under 2 months, and have been holding off because I am paying for the wedding myself. We went over the budget and everything last night and things are looking alright so I am going to order a couple things for the truck. I want to upgrade to an electric fuel pump, but it is honestly going to be a long time before I do injectors or anything else fun. So looking for basically just looking to convert to a '99 and up electric system.

I found a place that sells a kit for this for $300. Here is what the website says, "This allows the owners of early model powerstrokes to update their fuel system with a regulated return electric fuel pump that can be easily accessed and maintained. Modify's and retains the OEM filter housing. This kit comes complete with all brackets, fittings, wiring, and instructions."

I already have a frame mount filter system installed and so I want to just do away with the OEM fuel bowl. I already spoke to him on the phone and he knows exactly what I want and said it would be no problem. Be a week or so for him to source the parts and have everything fabbed up and sent out to me.

What do you guys think?

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Hmmm, 20 views an no opinions... When did everyone get so shy?

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They dont show any pictures of the kit but it doesn't sound too bad. You would still be using the stock regulator which will be just fine. I am not real sure how you would eliminate the stock filter housing and keep the regulator but it sounds like he has that figured out.

I changed over to an electric pump a while back. It costs more like 600 to do it the way I did because I used an aftermaket regulator which costs about 130 bucks, then the pump, filters, filter heads, hoses and fittings all add up.

Here is a link to some pics and info about my system if you want to look.

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I went ahead and ordered it this morning. I had $170 already in paypal from stuff I have sold, so figured that for $130 I couldn't go wrong. It does include an aftermarket regulator - mounts inline on the frame from the pictures. Here is a link to the installation directions. Click on the 94-97. It has some pictures of the install, the directions are for the the complete vegistroke system, but should give an idea of just the fuel system. From speaking with him and reading the install directions, I shouldn't need anything additional. I already have an aux fuel filter/water seperator. And I have a Racor unit in my toolbox that I will take a look at using instead when I get the system. I am sure that the system won't push big CC injectors, but then again I don't have those to worry about

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The only negative that I can see with that system is that they are using some type of in-line regulator. You will loose the regulated return fuel system that the OBS truck has stock (and some upgrade the SD trucks to).

That system does look like it will feed all 4 corners of the head so it should be a little better than the stock SD fuel system about making injector noise, but not as good as a regulated return system.

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