There's a clinker in yer thinker. Once the fuel leaves the regulator, it's under 0 pounds of pressure. The fuel that stays behind in the rail and supply line is what's pressurized. To look at it another way, if there was pressure in the return line, how could the regulator drop the pressure in the supply line when necessary?
The volume of fuel going through the return line is the same as the amount leaving the tank in the supply line minus the miniscule amount used by the injectors. That should create a very small amount of vacuum in the tank, but the constant stirring of the fuel causes more of it to vaporize and expand. That's why the pressure goes up in the tank.
We can't argue with success. I'm disappointed the regulator was leaking, but I'm real happy you found it. If I can't get to sleep tonight, at least I'll have something of value to think about.
Friday, August 26th, 2011 AT 10:46 PM