Where does the fuel return line connect to?

Where does the fuel return line connect to? The vapor-return line normally runs from the fuel pump or the fuel filter to the fuel tank. This vapor-return line is connected to a special outlet in the fuel pump. Any vapor that forms in the fuel pump returns to the fuel tank through this line.

What connects to the fuel rail? In return-type systems, each fuel rail is connected directly to the injectors that it feeds and relies on a fuel pressure regulator to relieve excess fuel pressure. The regulator maintains fuel pressure based on intake manifold pressure and routes the excess fuel back to the fuel tank.

Does the return fuel line size matter? Fuel Return Line Size and Installation

The Fuel Return Line should be at least the same size, or one size larger than the supply. Make sure there are no sharp bends or kinks. The return line should direct fuel close to the bottom of the tank and away from the pickup.

What does a return fuel line do? It’s primary purpose is to return excess fuel from the carburetor to the fuel pump, however it serves other important functions as well. Aside from providing a path for excess fuel to return to the tank, the fuel return hose also prevents vapor lock and over pressurization from occurring within the carburetor.

Where does the fuel return line connect to? – Additional Questions

How do you check a fuel return line?

Can you run a fuel pressure regulator without a return line?

Advantages. Requires no fuel return line and fittings from the regulator to the fuel tank. This reduces weight, complexity (routing a return line can prove to be difficult), and expense.

Which is better return or Returnless fuel system?

Why is a return fuel system better?

There are some key benefits to a return-style setup. Vapor lock is mitigated because the constant cycle of fuel back into the tank cools the gasoline. Engine tuning is easier because the fuel temperatures in a return-style system are typically more consistent.

Why do diesel engines have a return fuel line?

OK, The real reason for the fuel return line is that the extra fuel pulls heat off of the injector and makes it last a long time. Remember that the injector is in direct contact with the very hot cylinder head and combustion chamber.

Do you need a fuel return line on fuel injection?

Setting up fuel lines for fuel injection.

That’s because almost all fuel injection systems require higher fuel pressures than a carbureted system, and most also require a fuel return line, not often found on a carbureted vehicle.

What causes fuel not to return?

The only things that are likely to cause fuel not to return are either a failed fuel pressure regulator, or an obstruction in the fuel rail.

How much pressure is in a fuel injection return line?

The return only sees about 5 PSI of fuel flow. So no reason for it to be bigger. If your regulator is in the EFI unit and not back at the tank, then there should be no need for a larger return line as there should be minimum flow/pressure in the line.

Can a fuel return line be too big?

If the diameter is too big: the lines will take longer to pressurize. If your pump can’t maintain the pressure, it can drop during times of high demand, leading to engine damage. It is an unnecessary expense, bigger is more expensive.

What size fuel line do I need for 1000 HP?

Recommended Size, Based on Horsepower
Recommended Fuel Line Size (from the tank to the pump)
Engine Output Size (inches) Size (AN)
350-450 hp 3/8 in. -6
450-650 hp 1/2 in. -8
650-1,000 hp 5/8 in. -10

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What size fuel pump do I need for LS swap?

550HP E85 – 650HP Gasoline (Naturally Aspirated)

Walbro GSL-392 In line fuel pump – the most common choice for factory LS swaps up to mild mod engines.

Do LS engines have fuel return?

Return style fuel system LS engine

In what has been termed a return style fuel system the fuel pressure regulator is integrated into the fuel rail on the LS engine itself. In this type of system you will have a fuel line running up to the fuel rail and return line also coming back from the fuel rail.

How much fuel PSI does an LS need?

For those of you not familiar with the LS1 fuel system, a typical working setup should run 58 psi of base fuel pressure, where as ours was around 52 and would drop well into the 40s under mild acceleration.

How much HP does a fuel pump add?

Making the Choice
Fuel Pump Free Flow Carbureted Engine Fuel Injected w/ Power Adder
30 gph/114 lph 350 hp 250 hp
40 gph/155 lph 450 hp 300 hp
50 gph/190 lph 600 hp 400 hp
67 gph/255 lph 750 hp 500 hp

What else should I replace when replacing fuel pump?

When you replace a fuel pump, you should also install a new fuel filter. (Here’s how to change a fuel filter in four easy steps.) Check the fuel line running from the fuel tank to the pump, and replace it if it’s cracked or leaking. If you replace the fuel line, you should also install a new hose.

What happens if you upgrade fuel pump?

An upgraded fuel pump may move so much fuel, the factory regulator cannot bleed off the pressure fast enough. This leads to higher than desired fuel pressures which means the injectors are spraying more fuel than intended. The consequence is an overly rich air to fuel ratio and a poorly running engine.

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