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Fuel Regulator On A Zetec

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#1 Paul94


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

Hi all,

I wonder if someone can help? I am in the process of installing the fuel system to my Zero. The standard Ford fuel regulator has a nylon pipe running from it's lower extremities. I am not sure where it should be connected. Does anyone know if this is needed or where I should connect it?

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#2 RichardL


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:32 PM


I connected mine to the spare outlet on the plenum for some vacuum, I've seen other builds and comments that say don't bother though.

I think the intention is originally it adjusts the fuel pressure depending on intake conditions - but is probably only reliable with the OEM intake.
I guess if you are using the Plenum outlet for your IACV there will be nowhere to connect the vacuum tube anyway
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#3 Simon B

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

As above. My engine runs fine and this nylon vacuum pipe is not connected anywhere.

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#4 knights_templar


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

connection not neccesary

#5 Paul94


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

Knowledgeable and rapid responses - absolutely ideal :)

Thank you all