Choosing the Right Fuel Pressure Damper
Your car's fuel pressure damper,otherwise known as the pressure regulator, is part of the engine assembly responsible for regulating the release of pressure onto the car's injection system. A broken fuel pressure damper can mean a lot of trouble while driving?your engine will receive insufficient pressure if the pressure damper is leaking or damaged. This results in problems during ignition or complete engine failure while driving. As such, replacing your broken fuel pressure damper should be of the highest priority. It's not like we're pressuring you to buy a new replacement part right this instant, but driving with a leaking fuel pressure damper is something you wouldn't dare go through. Luckily, we created this short guide to help you choose the right fuel damper replacement for your vehicle.
Single stage pressure damper
We recommend this kind of pressure damper for standard car makes that have regular fuel injection systems. This type of pressure regulator uses a simple and convenient dual port valve to let high pressure in through the inlet and release it through the outlet valve. Before the regulator releases the pressure, the pressure adjustment handle in the middle adjusts to control how much will be exhumed through the outlet. The pressure is contained by a space called the diaphragm and is released at a faster rate compared to double stage pressure dampers.
Double stage pressure damper
If you're aiming for longer-lasting pressure regulators, go for double stage pressure dampers. This type of damper is simply described as two single stage dampers joined into one. It has a functional design that allows the pressure to go through two stages before it is released.
Once the pressure enters through the inlet valve, the diaphragm reduces the strain by adjusting the separate cylinder for stage one. The reduced pressure is then transferred to the second stage wherein it is intensified to a working pressure rate ready to be received by the injection system. The separate cylinders controlling the stages of the regulator is meant to avoid excess pressure that often leads to explosion.
Fixing Your Fuel Pressure Damper in 5 Easy Steps
You might be wondering why you're still having the same engine problems even when your car's engine assembly parts have already been repaired or replaced. You might still experience driving issues if your fuel pressure damper is leaking. If the symptoms still persist, it's probably the right time to consider replacing this crucial part of your engine assembly. The fuel pressure damper controls the pressure released to inject fuel during fuel delivery to the engine. Once the fuel pressure damper leaks, the pressure becomes uncontrolled which can be the reason causing your car's engine tantrums. We wouldn't want you to pay that extra cost of hiring a mechanic, so here are five easy steps to get your fuel pressure damper fixed all by yourself.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Things you'll need:
- Fuel pressure damper
- Engine oil
Step 1: Open your car's hood and relieve the fuel system pressure by detaching the fuel cap. The fuel cap can be located beside the fuel pump relay inside the fuse box. Crank the engine until it stalls to a steady humming and leave it for 10 seconds.
Step 2: Disengage the negative battery cable and start unbolting the resonator using a wrench. Remove all the connectors blocking the fuel pressure damper including the ventilation hose.
Step 3: Clean the fuel pressure damper area using clean rags. Make sure to remove all the debris and dust buildup around the damper as well as the fuel lines. Remove the vacuum line connected to the pressure damper, the wiring harness in the frontal area of the engine, and the fuel return line. Disconnect these parts by hand or screwdrivers if needed.
Step 4: Use the screwdriver or wrench to disconnect the fuel pressure damper from its mount. Prepare the new pressure damper by applying a light coat of engine oil onto the O-ring. Install the new fuel pressure damper using screwdrivers to tighten its hold onto the mount.
Step 5: Re-install all the parts you have disconnected in reverse order of removing them. Pressurize the newly installed pressure dampers by igniting the car engine several times.
Controlled pressure is a critical aspect of any car's engine assembly which means it's important to have it replaced right away if you notice even the smallest leaks. Replacing your leaking fuel pressure dampers can be costly which is why we found giving you this simple guide to be a practical aide in replacing your fuel pressure damper.