I got the autoalchemy fuel line kit. Installation was not too bad. Connected all up finally and found the fuel pump test terminal and ran some test. Once I fed in 12V and I saw line of fuel is shooting out NOT from the connections of the line (those 37 Degree -6AN fitting are great, no problem at all), but from Earls Fuel Filter's body itself where the lower silver ring locates. I couldn't believe the amount of fuel it shot out. I shut down the fuel pump test almost immediately, but the fuel pressure in the system is very high that it took almost 1 minute for all fuel to stop finished shooting out. It's freaking scary. Glad not battery is not hooked up to the car except to the fuel test terminal.
Location of leakage is here:
Am I lucky to get one of these leaky one? Everyone says Earls is great.
What should I do? I tried disassemble that filter body, but it didn't seem possible with my tools. That's where was pre-adjusted before it arrives to me. I'll call up autoalchemy quickly and get another one.
What is the part number for the 35 micron fuel filter?? I was looking in summit and all i could find was the 85 micron. Where did you buy yours? How much was it? I have a friend who needs one to replace his K&N unit since they no longer make it.
You should be able to disassemble the filter assembly to replace the filter. I would try that first to make sure the seal is ok. Also to check if it's cracked.
I got it from Autoalchemy.com. The kit includes fuel line and filter and all accessories. Autoclchemy.com claims it's a 35 micron fuel filter, but You're right, I also went to Summit racing and tried to place an order. I found out the one they have is 85 micron. Could Autoalchemy lie about the micron rating? I guess I am not waiting for autoalchemy to reply my e-mail, I need to do something to replace fuel quickly.
So does anyone here know Earl Fuel filter, blue one, has 85 and 35 micron ratings? they look exactly the same?
I'll post the part number (hope it's on the filter itself) in my next post. (filter in my car, I am at work) ... otherwise, I probaly don't have part number.
does the part you are circling include an AN fitting or a Boss plug type. If it is an AN fitting it doesnt make sense it leaking, but if it is a boss type fitting it may require a rubber washer to properly seal.
Ok, what I did was to tighten up the 2 big nuts on the filter after I marked the filter with white-out. So I can see the filter nuts are moved and squeeze the silver rigns. Looks like I can turn 5 mm in rotation, The leak seemed to go away now. I am still working on the fuel pressure sensor, things are not finalized, but promising at this point.
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