Changing Fuel Pressure Regulator, M103 (Need Advice)
I am going to be changing the Fuel Pressure Regulator on my 1989 300SE, M103. This is the FPR which has four connections: #1 & #2 - the High Pressure Line (in/out) - both connect to the threaded fitting metal fuel lines; #3 - the fuel return line, smaller diameter threaded fitting metal fuel line; and #4 - a vent hose, connected through push-on rubber fitting.
1) My main question concerns how best to relieve fuel pressure to minimize the amount of fuel I get out of the #1 & #2 high pressure line connections. I do not have means to raise the car and get to the fuel pump, so anything I do, I'll have to do from the motor.
2) In case the pressure is not relieved, how much fuel can I expect to spill when the high pressure connections #1 & #2 are released?
3) After the reassembly, is there a proceedure to purge the air from the fuel system? Is this a must?
4) Finally, does removing the FPR on an M103 give one access to any other air passage hoses or vacuum connection fittings that are easiest reached with the FPR removed? Nothing there is "broke," that I know of, but if access to them is otherwise obstructed and the car having 142K miles...
Many thanks for your comments!