Fuel pressure problem

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  1. CamaroMan79

    CamaroMan79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    i have been having a fuel pressure issue and can not figure out what’s going on.

    This is on my 383 stroker. I am running an 110gph 8psi mechanical fuel pump going into a Holley 12-880 billet return style regulator. The carb is an AED 750.

    I have a gauge installed on the regulator and another one at the carb. At the regulator I get good pressure but at the carb I only get 2-3psi. Turning the adjustment screw on the regulator seems to have no effect. Both the regulator and fuel pump are new. I even tried an old mechanical pump I had and still had the same issue.

    Has anybody ran into this problem? Yes, I know most people don’t run a regulator with a mechanical pump but I needed a way to run my return line back to the tank and the aftermarket pumps don’t have ports for return lines , only the stock style low gph “can” pumps have them. My fuel pump puts out 8psi anyway so I needed to regulate it some. AED wants 6-7psi at the carb.
     
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    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    First, what kind of gauges are you using. If it's the small liquid filled ones, they're notorious for being inaccurate, especially when they heat up.
     
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    CamaroMan79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    One is a liquid gauge and the other is a non-liquid one.
     
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    Are you seeing drive-ability issues caused by low fuel pressure? Seeing that you swapped the pump and it still reads low is telling the gauge is probably faulty.
     
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    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Remove the regulator and recheck.
    Swap gauges, and recheck.

    I bet one of the gauges or regulator is bad.


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