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Diesel fuel delivery question....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    This may seem like a retarded question to some of you, but does my 379 Deisel have a mechanical fuel pump like a 350? And what would if any problems would I have using a fuel cell with my engine?
     
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    yup...

    The 6.2 (aka 379 cid!) has a "Lift Pump" on the engine block ,similar to a small or big block gas motor..it delivers the diesel to the injector pump..

    I have never used a fuel cell with a diesel,but I don't see why you couldn't..a stock diesel tank has water drain provisions though,and a return line is needed as well,but those issues can be worked around..maybe some company makes diesel specific fuel cells?...I'd think marine applications would be available,since many boats use diesels..:crazy:
     
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    It will have a lift pump.

    If you are haveing problems with it install a inline electric pump as your new lift pump and by pass the stock setup.
    You can use any fuel cell. Jegs makes a few that have a supply line in a corner, a vent and a return. Look at those if you are buying a new one.
    If you are retrofitting your existing cell then get a bulkhead fitting from jegs or someplace like them and install it in side of the cell real low.

    I will PM you my # so I can explain this better.
     
  4. stallion85

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    Thanks Brandon, I will give you a call. And this will be using my exisiting 22 Gal JAZ Fuel Cell.
     

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