I have a 1990 Ford tempo, 182,000 km
It is hard starting. It is a fuel circuit related problem
It always starts the second or third try, but never the first.
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I have a fuel pressure of 50 psi when the Tempo is running (runs great- no loping etc.) And when I shut off the engine the pressure goes immediately to 0 psi. I suspect the fuel regulator or rather the valve within it (presuming it has a mechanical valve as there is no electrical plug going to the regulator) is failing. I have looked the entire length of both the fuel supply and fuel return lines and I do not see any leaks anywhere. The pressure should be holding long after the engine is turned off.
So my important question is…
Where would you suggest looking for the problem of pressure loss?
Aside from the Fuel pump in the tank… are there other valves in the fuel line circuit that hold pressure in the circuit?
I performed the Regulator test that they suggest in the “Haynes” repair book – and the pressure does increase to about 60 psi with the vacuum hose off and plugged, which they suggest is an indication that the Regulator is not the problem.
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have the same problem?
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 AT 2:40 PM