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Old 11-27-2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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...when you get ahead of yourself and start tearing the car apart before shutting off the fuel pump, starting the car and letting it run until it dies like normal people.

I'm pulling my turbo kit/injectors and I forgot to do the above. What's the next best way to relieve the fuel pressure? I didn't think just putting the fuel line removal tool on the supply line and just letting it fly was the best option, but maybe it is? Pack rags around it to catch the gas and do it?

I also thought about lossening the bolts on the fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail until it leaks out.

Any other (better) ideas?
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On my 2000 when pulling the motor a few weeks ago, I simply put a rag under it and pulled the clip. Only a few drops came out so no worries. It had just been running a few days before the engine was pulled so maybe it was enough time to release the pressure.

My 93 on the other hand drained for quite a while and soaked many rags.
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Just open the fuel filler cap and it relieves the pressure in the system.
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Pop the fuel cap to relieve any in-tank pressure. I keep a short piece of fuel hose around to loop the two lines while I have the motor out of the car - there's only so much fuel in the rail and lines and you can get that with a rag.
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Put a rag under the hose and pull it off. Just do it.
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i forgot to do that too. pulling the fuel rail reminded me. 5 minutes later, it all had evaporated.

i think the legit way is to pull the main fuse and crank the motor. otherwise try to get a cup under a hose somewhere. or just **** it.
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you should have no problems just pulling the lines off the rails once the cap has been opened, then just make sure to loop the inlet line to the return.

be warned: if you don't loop the lines and put the cap back on you will regret it.
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I don't see what opening the fuel cap does.
NBs don't have a return line at the engine.
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