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Old 09-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #166
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Good DIY however a few things to note.

Pulling the fuse, does nothing. After I pulled the hose which was mounted closer to the engine, a HUGE load of gasoline squirted right into my head. Very high pressure.

Second, when you disconnect the hoses on the other end, fuel will non-stop come out of that end. I waited 5-10 mins and it never stopped, had to reinstall the new one to stop the flow. Lost of gas was wasted.

Third, you should buy 3 new hose clamps because those stocks one you can only lossen but can't retighten.

Fourth, sometimes putting the car from 2nd to 3rd in the ignition doesn't always help. I must of purged the system like 10 times, when started it ran like crap for 30 seconds before stabilising.
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