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Old 08-25-2001, 03:57 PM
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What you need more than location is what to look for. If you have a hot starting problem then I presume you would be looking for a loss of fuel pressure causing fuel boiling and a vapor lock condition.

It is very unlikely that the fuel pressure regulator will cause such a problem. If on the other hand the cause is unregulated dead head pressures, much greater than normal systems pressure, then a stuck pressure regulator is often the cause. This situation is not likely your problem though. What you will need is a pressure guage, system pressure specs, and a strategy for testing. I insert the gauge into the fuel distributor feed to watch for both conditions. An appropriate three way break out fitting facilitates the hook up.
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