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Author Topic: How do I delete the fuel return lines?  (Read 7513 times)

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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 10:39:50 AM »
There are glass filters too that I have used in the past.  Never had any issues:

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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2011, 10:53:34 AM »
I use a Ford Taurus filter
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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2011, 01:35:13 PM »
There are glass filters too that I have used in the past.  Never had any issues:


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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2011, 01:41:16 PM »
I have always purchased mine off the shelf at local stores (Checkers/Autozone/etc)
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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 04:13:12 PM »
Autozone is where I got mine. They come in several sizes, from 1/8" to3/8" too. Work great, never had one leak, and most models are designed up to 12psi. or 15psi.

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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2011, 06:39:17 PM »
When I used a single outlet filter in my Spirit, the high-volume pump overwhelmed the float in the carb and it would flood until I put a proper 2-outlet filter in.
The last 4 gallons or so seem to take longer due to the design of the filler and tank. Seems the engineers had to encourage us to leave the top of the tank empty to prevent overflows when the tank is really full. IIRC the rear plate bracket is held on with 2 screws. Take those off and pull on the filler set-up. You'll get a long tube that fits into the tank. The outlet in the tank is not just at the tank wall but further down with a small vent hole part way back to the wall.  I've cut off the excess leaving enough to make sure it gets all the way into the tank. Fill ups are way faster for the last of the gas but then you get less warning when the tank is near full. This may be on SX4s and Spirits only but I think the wagons are similar. Wish I had pictures at hand.
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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2011, 11:23:47 AM »
It's also to keep the tank from rupturing if you fill it when it's cold out and it gets hot during the day. Law says 80% fill for a reason!
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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2011, 05:58:17 PM »
I expect it would flood the carb or pop a hose off before that happened. : )
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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2011, 10:04:28 PM »
I saw 2 do that in CO in '02. My own gas cap was spitting gas in the lot as it went from low 50s to near 100 during the day.
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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2012, 04:44:58 PM »

The last 4 gallons or so seem to take longer due to the design of the filler and tank. Seems the engineers had to encourage us to leave the top of the tank empty to prevent overflows when the tank is really full. IIRC the rear plate bracket is held on with 2 screws. Take those off and pull on the filler set-up. You'll get a long tube that fits into the tank. The outlet in the tank is not just at the tank wall but further down with a small vent hole part way back to the wall.  I've cut off the excess leaving enough to make sure it gets all the way into the tank. Fill ups are way faster for the last of the gas but then you get less warning when the tank is near full. This may be on SX4s and Spirits only but I think the wagons are similar. Wish I had pictures at hand.

Here's a pic of what I cut off the filler neck.

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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2012, 05:45:31 PM »
There are glass filters too that I have used in the past.  Never had any issues:



I've actually had a few of those clear glass ones leak on me.
I don't think it was the design, so much as cheap quality filters though.
A performance shop here had a sale on them so I picked a few of them up.. I probably should have questioned they were 3 for the price of 1  ;D
I just liked the idea of being able to see what was going to my carb though.
I'd probably consider them again, if I found a higher quality one.

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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2012, 05:54:48 PM »
There are glass filters too that I have used in the past.  Never had any issues:



I've actually had a few of those clear glass ones leak on me.
I don't think it was the design, so much as cheap quality filters though.
A performance shop here had a sale on them so I picked a few of them up.. I probably should have questioned they were 3 for the price of 1  ;D
I just liked the idea of being able to see what was going to my carb though.
I'd probably consider them again, if I found a higher quality one.


I never liked those things. Especially glass ones. Cut a normal one open when done.



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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2012, 12:05:04 PM »
Clear plastic one are what I use.
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Re: How do I delete the fuel return lines?
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2012, 01:37:29 PM »
Clear plastic one are what I use.

i seen those swell.



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