Thread: Fuel Shutoff
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Old 09-18-2002, 09:11 AM
jcantor jcantor is offline
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Question Fuel Shutoff

Yesterday I replaced the fuel line that runs from the fuel distributor to the fuel cooler. It was a simple five minute repair but raised an interesting question. I expected there to still be some pressure in the line which would have to be bleed off. What I found was minimal pressure but constant flow during the whole time I was working. Fortunately with some creative hand work, I was able to hold my thumb over one connection while removing the old line and partially installing the new one.

My question is, shouldn't there be some type of fuel shut off that will prevent such a loss of fuel while working on the various parts of the system? For a simple job like this, it didn't really matter too much but what about for replaceing fuel injectors or the fuel distributor? I looked through the CD for some information and came up empty.


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