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View Poll Results: What kind of fuel return system do you have?
No fuel return at all 8 80.00%
I have one and use it for purging air, but otherwise leave it off 1 10.00%
I have one that is always on 1 10.00%
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Old 05-05-2022, 11:30 AM
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I am curious who else has set up some kind of fuel return line.
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Old 05-05-2022, 11:34 AM
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My system has a valve in the return line that is cracked just a very tiny bit. I got the idea from my friend's 69 Corvette that has a tiny pinhole washer that controls fuel return after the mechanical pump.
It has totally eliminated a vapor-lock issue I was having and also makes priming a new filter easier.
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Old 05-05-2022, 04:38 PM
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I do (but you knew I would). I use it for carb priming, new filter purging, fuel polishing, fuel transfer from one tank to the other, fuel tank emptying and finally as a fuel shut-off immediately ahead of the carburetor.
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Old 05-09-2022, 11:12 AM
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Looks like only the two of us. I wish I had done it years ago, the "get the air out of the filter boogie" thing is only a trivial issue now.
I have given some though to getting one of those Facet pumps that shuts the fuel flow off when not energized to only let fuel recirculate when needed, but so far the simple valve arrangement is doing the trick.
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Y'know Joe, I don't get it. Since installing my system it has been a G-R-E-A-T improvement to fuel management for all the reasons I listed earlier yet it has elicited barely a yawn on the forum.

Oh well, I've got mine and enjoy the benefits.
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