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Join Date: Nov 2006
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Starting new project--Upgraded fuel sysem
Well it is time to start working on upgrading the fuel sys on my truck. I am trying to build a fuel system that will be able to support my truck up to 500 hp but want to put it together myself. I have a few questions though.
1. I have seen fuel fittings for the heads that go where the fuel drains on the heads are but they were listed for the rear of the head to increase fuel flow. I would think that if you would use them in the front and back of the head that it would work much better than the smaller ports on the top of the heads. Anyone have any experience with this?
2. Also i was thinking of runnin parrallel stock fuel pumps to feed the motor with fuel since i already have a second fuel pump that i could use instead of going out and buying a air dog type system. That should supply me with approx twice the fuel flow as i have now i believe?
3. Replacing all the fuel lines with actual made-up fuel lines which (i hope) should eliminate the air leaks that the stock fuel system is known for. Probably use braided fuel lines although i am not sure what size i will use yet.
4. I want to replace the fuel filter bowl with the bowl delete from ITP diesel but not sure what kind of inline filter i should use to replace it?
5. I also want to use a regulator for the return to maintain the fuel pressure to the motor and then return back to the tank like ITP regulated return system.
I know this is long winded but any info or thoughts on this would be greatly appriciated. I want to work it all out on paper before I start to put it together then plan to document it and post it up on here as a thread that everyone can reference and use.
2003 F-350 XLT 7.3L 4X4 Crew Cab, 3.73, Custom built 4R100, AFE intake, Turbonetics BB Turbo W/1.0 A/R exhaust housing, 238/100% Hybrids from Jim @ Rosewood, 5 inch exhaust w/ 6 inch stacks, Tuned my Matt @ Gearhead, Autometer colbalt gauges, Custom built traction bars, viair dual compressor onboard air system. Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims with 315/75R16 BF Mud Terrains, and 4 inch Rough Country lift kit
New Truck: 2000 F-450 XL 7.3L Standard Cab, 6 Speed Stock for now
Trailers: 1999 Jayco 30' 5th wheel
2004 Wells Cargo 20' enclosed trailer (portable shop)
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