Re: [DML] Accumulator problem
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Re: [DML] Accumulator problem



Disconnect the fuel line at the fuel distributor (the line that comes 
up from the driver side of the car). Fuel should come out of there 
with the pump running. It normally goes thru the fuel distributor, 
with the "unused" fuel diverted back to the tank thru the return 
line. 

The return line goes from the fuel distributor, under the coil and 
down under the passenger side of the car. The accumulator is in line 
with the high pressure side of the system with a pressure relief line 
(the one line by itself on the accumulator) connected to the return 
line. 

No fuel should go through the accumulator from high to low side, if 
it does the diaphram has broken. It would have to be in incredibly 
had shape to divert ALL the fuel out the low side, though. Normal 
failure mode is that it won't hold pressure after the pump is turned 
off. 

Dave Swingle


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jake Kamphoefner <jakekamp@xxxx> 
wrote:
>  
> It's supposed to do that.  Since you're not using any fuel by 
running the engine, it's all being pumped back to the tank.
>  
> In any case, if you accumulator is more than 10 years old, replace 
it anyway.
>  
> Jake
> 1063
> 
> 
> James Pilcher <jamespilcher1@xxxx> wrote:
> hi again,
> 
> i just realised what a dimwit i am - the "fuel filter" i pulled out 
of 
> the wall of the engine bay is in fact the emmissions recycling 
filter 
> thing. no wonder i couldn't get fuel out of that pipe! but it still 
> doesnt explain why the fuel is just pumping straight into the 
return 
> line, so i'm still going to have to take the accumulator out and 
test it.
> 
> james pilcher
> vin 5380
> 
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]






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