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Im looking to save some money for now, im broke from this swap... i will go for a fuel line kit when i can afford one down the road

but for now, im looking to just hook something up so i can drive my car already

ive got a stock fuel rail and an AEM universal FPR, if anyone can give me some advice on how to do this as least expensively as possible, it would be awesome.... can i use rubber fuel line hose for now? what fittings do i need to buy? i think an aftermarket fuel filter is a good idea, whats the best order to hook everything up?

im a big n00b when it comes to fuel lines, so any help about this would be awesome!

thanks for the suggestions,
Nick
 

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Buy some high pressure fuel injection hose from an auto parts store,and use barbed fittings at the regulator.Bottom hose is for the fuel return,left hose is from filter,right hose is to fuel rail.


 

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sickness... thats almost exactly what im looking to do

but can ive got a few questions:

- How did you attach the rubber hose to the hardline
- What size are all your tubes and fittings
- Can i use fittings made for braided hoses? I would assume so, and they look a bit cleaner so i wouldnt mind... then as soon as i can afford braided lines i will just switch it up

Ive got an AEM Universal FPR... now, what size are all the fittings for it? im thinking -8AN for the inlet/outlet/return and -6AN for the guage spot in the middle

ALSO... im looking to remove my charcoal canister, whats the best thing to do with the lines? direct them towards the undercarriage so that the fumes dont seep up into the engine bay? is there any safety procautions i should take here? could i just direct the flow back into my intake or something?
 

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you definitely do not need the Vaccum for it at all...... just run all the necessary fuel lines to and from the fuel pressure regulator and make sure the fuel pressure is set somewhere around 51 psi and you are set. if your fuel pressure regulator comes with a vacum port, just cap it.
 

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you definitely do not need the Vaccum for it at all...... just run all the necessary fuel lines to and from the fuel pressure regulator and make sure the fuel pressure is set somewhere around 51 psi and you are set. if your fuel pressure regulator comes with a vacum port, just cap it.
:cool: i'll try caping it...do you know any companies that sell fpr without the a vaccum port?
 

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janelle said:
bump,

Just wondering how the rubber hose/clamps on barbed fittings worked out for you. Did you have problems with leaks?
not if you use the proper size hose for the correct sized barb and do not use cheap clamps, it is fine...

it is the peeps who use a small barb with a too large hose that they get leaks (or a too large barb with a small hose...)
 

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not if you use the proper size hose for the correct sized barb and do not use cheap clamps, it is fine...

it is the peeps who use a small barb with a too large hose that they get leaks (or a too large barb with a small hose...)
If you k-swapped using that kind of fuel line setup, could you post up some pics?
 

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i got a -8an to barb fitting that you can use on one end of your fuel rail if intersested..lmk:)
 

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im using stock fuel rail and rubber hoses... just get barbed fittings, fuel line hose, and some screw clamps and ur straight. oh and ur not supposed to hook up the vaccuum port on the fpr. set it between 50-55psi and ur good.

hook it up like this filter -> fpr -> rail.. with the bottom port of the fpr going to the return
 

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Is it better for the FPR vacuum line to be capped off or just left open? Mine has been left open for the last few months and the car runs fine, only thing is when u initially prime the system you can hear a purging noise from the FPR.:confused:
 

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JDM96SpecCTR said:
im using stock fuel rail and rubber hoses... just get barbed fittings, fuel line hose, and some screw clamps and ur straight. oh and ur not supposed to hook up the vaccuum port on the fpr. set it between 50-55psi and ur good.

hook it up like this filter -> fpr -> rail.. with the bottom port of the fpr going to the return
Did you use the rubber hosing for the connection from the stock honda filter to the fuel pressure regulator? I was thinking that it might be difficult to find a 12mm X 1.25 to barb fitting for the filter.
 

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janelle said:
Did you use the rubber hosing for the connection from the stock honda filter to the fuel pressure regulator? I was thinking that it might be difficult to find a 12mm X 1.25 to barb fitting for the filter.
the local speed shop SK Speed gave me this special fuel line hose, its designed to work with these special fittings where u just put it together, no clamps needed. its cheaper and easier than steel braided lins and fittings, but more expensive than just regular fuel line and fittings. i ended up using soem clamps just for reassurance. i also just clamped it to the return hardline and the fuel rail. take a look

 

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JDM96SpecCTR said:
the local speed shop SK Speed gave me this special fuel line hose, its designed to work with these special fittings where u just put it together, no clamps needed. its cheaper and easier than steel braided lins and fittings, but more expensive than just regular fuel line and fittings. i ended up using soem clamps just for reassurance. i also just clamped it to the return hardline and the fuel rail. take a look

Do you think that something like this could be used to safely to clamp the hose to (the blue fitting, second from top)?

http://www.russellperformance.com/auto/adapt/adapt_fit_fuel-4-28.shtml

Or, could you provide a link for the part you're using.....?
 

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janelle said:
sorry, I edited my previous post to show the one I was talking about. Thanks for the help. :up:
right, use that fitting plus a 90 degree elbow with a barb.. thats how mine is setup
 
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