Fuel bowl delete
First, I've been researching for about a week and read a lot of information about deleting the fuel bowl. But, mostly what I've read about are members that have paid for a kit to do the delete. I've just finished a Hutch mod and installed an AirDog FP100 and don't need a kit. I have a simple plan, but I've been told it won't work.
I've been researching Fuel Pressure Regulators w/return and I plan on using one with the 'existing fuel lines' taken from the FB. The input and return line should not be a problem, and the single output, I can split with a fuel distribution block:
Earl's 100179, Earl's Fuel Distribution Blocks | Earl's
Fittings are available to adapt any line and I have a tube bender to re-route the lines if necessary. Anyone see a problem with this, so far? If so, please advise.
The next problem, I'm told, is that the vehicle won't run without the FB heater. It is somehow tied to the PCM and if the heater goes out the PCM shuts down. I've searched this and some members say they've disconnected theirs with no problems, and others post that the truck won't start without it. Anyone have first hand knowledge on this topic? I can't try it myself because I've got a major leak at the drain valve and don't want to screw around with electrical connections.
I need to make a decision by tomorrow whether to order O-rings or Fuel Pressure Regulator supplies. I would rather do the delete, but don't want a problem with the heater. Thanks for any advice/information.
2012 F-350 SD Crew Cab, SRW, LWB, 4 X 4, FX4 Offroad, Bilsteins and Bilstein Steering Stableizer, AirLift Air Bags with onboard compressor, BedLocker electric bed cover, Hellwig 1 1/4 inch rear anti-sway bar, 2017 G37 Turbo, ATS Stage I towing transmission kit, White Platinum w/Adobe, Navigation, Moon Roof, 5th Wheel Prep, Step Tail Gate, front 2 inch receiver, completely insulated, Pioneer speakers, King Ranch Package
'99 E-350 HiTop Companion Van Conversion, 7.3 SD Diesel, 5-tune DP Tuner, Triple AutoMeter C2 A-pillar gauge pod, dash mount AutoMeter C2 fuel pressure gauge, twin K&N's, 203* mod, Deraler tubed trannie pan, B&M trannie cooler, AirLift air bags, Bilsteins, 4" DiamondEye turbo back exhaust, Air Dog fuel filtration system, Hutch mod, header wrapped and high temperature painted Bellowed Up-Pipes.