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Old 06-03-2010, 12:59 PM   #11
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Yeah..like how and what to connect it with.
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If the picture is correct.. it might come with a connector.
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Yes, my co-worker told me how it works. Use a spring bender to bend the tubing into the shape needed. Cut the line with mini-tubing cutters, flare each end, and use a compression fitting (included with that kit) to splice the ends. (Hopefully I'll do a Tech Info-worthy job. ) I've already ordered a similar kit for less than seven bucks… plus sixteen bucks for next-day shipping. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

Unfortunately, once the engine warms up, there is a significant loss of power. It didn't start right after I twisted the fuel line, though, and there have been no misfires since then. The car shakes and accelerates very slowly, especially when going uphill. I gave it a little more gas; nothing unusual happened, but the check engine light came on instantly.

Naturally, someone at Advance picked this day, of all days, to walk off with their only code reader. Anyone care to take a shot in the dark? Whatever it is, I'm 90% sure that it'* only here with the twisted fuel line.
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If you are positive on the twisted line being the cause, my favorite code is P0171 Lean Bank One

Holler if you have trouble. I may be down toward your end of the state at somepoint this weekend.
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Fairly sure.
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If I can make a suggest that will hopefully help others in the future. When I am aiming for a fuel filter and see the nut not turning on the line, but the line flexing. I stop turning the nut. Instead I turn the fuel filter. The other end should be a click on connector...there'* nothing stopping the filter from turning and leaving the nut/line intact.
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Well, I noticed that the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose reeks of gas. I'd say it'* gone bad, but with a twist in the fuel line, I'll wait until it'* fixed before shelling out for a new one.

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On the way to the Advance parking lot, the engine misfired twice. Pulled the codes, two P0300'*. Whatever code was there was lost. I wrote down the freeze frame for the set misfire. Judging by the insane fuel trim values, it had to be a P017-something.

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I'd holler, but the parts aren't showing until Monday.
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Have you checked your fuel pressure at the rail?I had a weak fuel pump that was only putting out 17-20 psi.I changed the fuel pump and now I realized that pressure should have been the FIRST thing to check.I could have saved a lot of time and money.Lesson learned!!!!
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Colin..if you have fuel in the line from the FPR change it asap. Fuel there is an FPR failure and the worst case scenario is an explosion in your UIM from all the fuel that is built up.
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Wasn't sure if the low pressure was causing a false positive, but if that'* the worst-case, then I'll swap it anyway.
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