Engine Died, Lost Fuel Pressure - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2005, 02:52 PM
edge's Avatar
Time is short, are you ready?
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: South Carolina
Age: 48
Posts: 658
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Engine Died, Lost Fuel Pressure

I am writing this thread for the purpose of documenting a problem I recently had and wanted to share the cause so that anyone searching may find this information useful.

As many already know, I converted my 1994 Suburban over to TPI (Click here for Details). When doing this, I installed a 1991 GTA high pressure in-tank fuel pump in place of the stock TBI low pressure pump. Apparantely, I inadvertently re-installed the short lenght of low pressure hose. In less than one year and approximately 15k miles, it split the side and therefore, I lost nearly all fuel pressure at the rails.

I knew it was either a pump or in-tank hose problem when I manually crimped the return line and could only get about 10 psi of pressure. A normal TPI pressure is 40+ psi.

I went ahead and installed a new AC Delco pump, strainer and the section of hose that came with the pump. Click here for the link and below are a few pictures. Ed

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2005, 04:36 PM
Siggy_Freud's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 32
Posts: 2,373
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Good to know. I dont imagine that many people would think fuel line/hose failure when it comes to a problem like that.
Bringing history and technology together.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valve Lash adjustment hiball Engine 36 05-11-2009 10:12 AM
Fuel pressure drops when electric fan turns on Palmtrees57 Engine 3 09-04-2004 01:12 PM
Fuel Pressure is Dropping !!!! HELP!!! juveteach Engine 3 07-01-2003 01:57 PM
Measuring Fuel Pressure Waterhead Engine 7 06-20-2003 08:39 PM
Cam Help black66 Engine 3 05-12-2003 06:15 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.