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Engine off Fuel Bowl Pressure

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Should there be any pressure in the fuel bowl after turning off engine. This morning when I opened the bowl there was a pressure relieving hiss. I would have thought that the pressure would bleed down.

Any Thoughts?
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The fuel regulator has a tiny hole that's always open, along with the spring loaded regulator plunger. So when you turn the key on, fuel flows into the bowl, thru the open hole till pressure builds up to the point where the spring-loaded plunger starts to open. Then when the pump shuts off, the pressure HAS to bleed off completely thru the open pinhole. If it doesn't, something is plugging the hole. It may take a minute or two for the pressure to completely bleed off, but it definitely should NOT be pressurized after sitting overnight.
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