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Old 05-15-2013, 02:35 PM   #1061
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Not many thoughts other than I was thinking of doing the same - it seems an easy way to accomplish what needs to be accomplished. Obviously there will be fewer problems with "single feed" woes, meaning, the last port shouldn't get starved with that kind of flow behind it. If nothing else, you have the full fury of the fuel pump replacing missing fuel before the regulator even knows its gone. You could argue that there isn't enough back pressure from the regulator at that point but I think it's sort of pointless. Go with it, and tell me it's as awesome as I was planning on.
Abe. Put the crack pipe down and think. If the FPR isnt supplying enough "back pressure" then you're never going to reach pressure. The regulator works by restricting flow to maintain a pressure. If you have a significant pressure drop in the rail its because your fuel pump isnt flowing enough to maintain the pressure the fpr is trying to achieve.

We'll see about the AN fittings direct. Its the same company as silicone intakes and they have a significant disconnect between their prices and their quality. It doesnt make sense how they have ebay or sub ebay prices on things that look like ebay products on the web but come in looking and feeling like name brand products that someone forgot to put a logo on. If they're better than summit brand AN fittings (ie, actually able to be assembled) I'll be happy.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #1062
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Where do you expect to buy e85?
There's a station in Ashburn
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #1063
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ah didnt know that.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:41 PM   #1064
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I was thinking about "AN Fittings Direct" but I read that they suck. They are reasonably priced and pretty, though.
I used to use "AN Fittings Direct" parts until I learned of Bat Inc, then found a local shop that sold Aeroquip. They were decent quality for the price.
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ah didnt know that.
scoob going e85 pronto then?
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no. im not driving twenty minutes to fill up my DD with gas twice a week.
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I used to use "AN Fittings Direct" parts until I learned of Bat Inc, then found a local shop that sold Aeroquip. They were decent quality for the price.
Hmm, there is an Aeroquip dealer in Chantilly. Like 20 min away.
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Hmm, there is an Aeroquip dealer in Chantilly. Like 20 min away.
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I've been there. They typically just order parts you need if they dont have them on hand, and they dont tend to have much aeroquip stuff there. I'm about 5min down the road from them.

I bought my fuel pressure gauge from them back in 2005 when I was tuning my FPR setup!!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #1069
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MOCAL it is, then.
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You could call them and see if they have what you need first its been 6 years since ive been there, but i dont remember a huge automotive section, mainly industiral stuffs and for trucks/hydraulics.
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basically i'm going with hustler's fuel setup from his turbo car



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Old 05-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #1072
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The only difference is that I'm going to install the FPR upside down (apparently you can).
That way I don't have to cross streams cross lines
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The one good thing about the aem one is that the outlet is on the bottom. And the in can be either side.
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The one good thing about the aem one is that the outlet is on the bottom. And the in can be either side.
Savington swears by sells Fuelab so that's what I always wanted to get.
Running it upside down... the adjustment port is going to be at the bottom, boo hoo
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Yeah I'm not happy about a few other things with the aem unit, but they're not deal breakers. Having the adjuster on the bottom really isnt a big deal. You're gonna set it once and never touch it again.
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Uhg, FPR's are so spendy. I thought I'd get a cheapy ebay thing, but a "good one" - you know, I don't have to get a $15 one, but I'd like to get top of the line junk... The problem is you just find people selling the same junk at different prices. I'm still pretty tempted to try one.

Speaking of ways to save a little green, why not run hard line - even if it's just up to the front of the car? It was certainly good enough for Mazda. I'm more and more a fan of the stuff. Just ran a bunch to my oil cooler, so now I have another hot surface to burn myself on under the hood and have to kick myself with people drooling over cheaply made crap every time I pop my hood.

I'm really selling it, huh? Anyway, should be WELL under $1/foot, lightweight, durable, and then just support it and switch to hose for the last couple feet. Seems the way to go.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #1077
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I'm keeping the stock hardlines for now and using hardline-to-an adapter
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ear-AT165056erl < these exact ones, which are black version of http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ear-165056erl

I want to replace to hardlines in future but they will be steel lines and bending those requires $$$ tools.
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Huh, I didn't think it was all that bad. I did all my stuff in alum, and as long as it's supported, it is fine. You'd support rubber line as often as you need to support alum, so what's the worry?

Not to mention, my old FM dual rail set up would vibrate and fall off all the time. At least 5 times my motor got doused in gas and the car would "run funny" from the lack of fuel pressure. So, while I wouldn't WANT a broken line under the car, it's not as bad as it sounds. :-)



... Man, I'm really glad to have that POS off my car. I've been much happier without it.
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All the parts have been ordered and I'll install everything this weekend, hopefully... In addition to getting my car back on the road (long weekend heeeeeey)
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sov, next time you hit the e85 station lemme know, that is 2 min from my house and I wouldn't mind seein that ugly up close
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