Fuel pressure solved

Oct 19, 2018 6:18 PM - 190 Views Create A New Thread

General Discussions

By Contact Information
Bill33

Blaine, WA



Talked to the Holley rep today
It appears the problem with the fuel pressure isn't fuel pressure, its the pressure gauge. The first question the Holley rep asked was if I had a liquid filled gauge. I have a liquid filled Russell fuel pressure gauge. He said the issue is that the gauge isn't vented and the temperature differences are what's causing the pressure to appear to drop. After I talked to him I googled the issue and there are no end of threads talking about the same issue and how to correct it by draining the fluid out. I don't think I'm going to do that, but I do have a dented spare identical gauge that I will drain and try it. If the pressure stays up, I'll just leave mine as it is and check it when I start the engine once in a while to confirm the pressure is still correct.









SHARE THIS THREAD


StreetRodding.com Is Proud To Have The Following Advertisers Supporting This Site.


Comments
  • will547
    Oct 26, 2018 at 7:51 PM


  • Good job.... Thanks for the information...


  • blade58
    Oct 24, 2018 at 7:10 AM


  • Good fine thanks for sharing the information


  • Bill33
    Oct 23, 2018 at 5:42 PM


  • Jim, I just called the Russell tech line and the rep said they don't recommend using liquid filled gauges of any kind under the hood. I don't it would hurt to put that warning on the packaging. He said the glycerin becomes inaccurate with heat. At least I asked before changing the fuel pump and filter. I wonder how many people have changed the pump first?

  • Bill33
    Oct 23, 2018 at 5:28 PM


  • Never thought about calling them, I'll give it a try. Is Russell a Holley company too I wonder?

  • jimmothershead
    Oct 23, 2018 at 11:46 AM


  • HUUURAAAH
    What does Russell have to say about it ?
    Jim


  • Bill33
    Oct 19, 2018 at 7:25 PM


  • Just confirmed it. Drilled a 1/16" hole on the top of the old gauge and the pressure stays constant.




Sign in to comment.


Find Your Street Rod

For Sale

Suicide Latch
New $299.00 +$0.00 Shipping (Orange, CA) Sep 11

Connect With Us

Advertisers

Quick Links