[DML] Re: how do i depressure the fuel system?
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[DML] Re: how do i depressure the fuel system?

Whoa WHAT are you talking about? There most certainly IS pressure in 
your fuel system even with your battery disconnected and engine off. 
Just because your car is off, DOES NOT mean there is no pressure. 
It's called REST PRESSURE! It's what your accumulator is installed 
for. If you park your car for days and want to see if there is 
pressure-just depress the air sensor plate. If there is a slight 
force pushing against you there is still pressure in the system (try 
it just after you shut off your car to see what I'm talking about). 
If there is no force and it moves freely up and down-still assume 
there is a very SLIGHT pressure to be safe-but not much (will never 
be like this right after you shut off your car-unless you have bad 
accumulator or ck valve). Even with no pressure you'll still have 
fuel spilling out of the lines. What I do is put a nice big rag and 
wrap it around the cold start valve-once you have a wrench on the 
connector on top of the csv put the rag around that as well-and 
slowly open the connection while you're WEARING SAFETY GOGGLES even 
if the connection is covered. This will depressurize the system, as 
well you'll be able to collect most fuel without making a mess (once 
you loosen the connector take off the line and let the line empty 
into a container (a cap off of a spray paint can works great-just 
stick it between the cold start valve on the hose going to the idle 
motor or put it on between the air sensor and 'W' pipe over throttle 
body-and put the end of the line into it). It's very easy to be 
overcome by fumes working on fuel systems-so do it with a fan 
running and in a well ventilated area. -----Dani B. #5003

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Johnny Sawyer <johnny.sawyer@xxxx> 
> Steve, as long as the car is off (and you have disconnected the
> battery - of course) you won't have any pressure in the fuel lines.
> As for spilled fuel, my best advise is to wear eye protection and 
> your mouth closed!  You won't drain the car by removing the
> accumulator, so don't worry about a giant mess.
> The absolute best way to replace the fuel accumulator, is to get 
> car on a lift.  Out here in AZ we have a small shop that rents 
> lifts to us for $16 an hour.  A small price to pay for a cramped 
> Johnny
> 5518
> On 8/16/05, blackaddertoo <blackaddertoo@xxxx> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > 
> > i'm tackling the fuel accumulator in the morning, do i assume 
that i
> > remove the fuel pump relay and crank the engine to depressure the
> > system? can't find it in the manual.
> > 
> > any tips for reducing petrol spillage??
> > 
> > not looking forward to doing this one.
> > 
> > Reading recent posts, i have a leak at the back of my pump so 
now it
> > may be time to delve deeper.
> > 
> > Thanx for any advice.
> > 
> > regards
> > 
> > Steve
> > vin 1621

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