Help us design your fuel system!
Here are some questions and a few answers that you as a customer and Product Engineering as a fuel system component manufacturer need to ask, know and consider when designing your fuel system.
- How much horsepower do you have or are planning to have and should you consider future growth in horsepower when purchasing fuel system components?
- Is your vehicle a daily driver, a Sunday only cruiser or strictly a race car?
- Should I use my stock fuel tank or should I modify it by adding a sump? What about a fuel cell? If I use a fuel cell how big and what type should it be? Product Engineering will be glad to assist you in this area.
- Where should I locate the fuel pump? Do I need to locate the fuel pump below the tank or cell for priming purposes? Product Engineering fuel pumps do not need to be located below the fuel tank or cell. Your fuel pump should be located in the trunk and not under the car where it is susceptible to moisture and road debris.
- Are fuel pumps moisture proof? Most aftermarket electric fuel pumps are not moisture proof.
- Should the battery be located in close proximity to the fuel pump? Should I start the fuel pump through a relay system? Yes, in both cases.
- What size should the fuel inlet and outlet lines be? Why do I need a bypass return line from my fuel pump? Line sizes are dependent on horsepower and fuel pump size. With the exception of our low pressure PE 4100 fuel pump all Product Engineering fuel pumps require a bypass return to the fuel tank or cell.
- Should my fuel system contain a filter? If so, what type and where should it be located? Yes, and it should be located between the fuel tank or cell and the fuel pump, never after the fuel pump. Use a filter with a cleanable element, do not use paper element filters.
- Where should I locate my fuel regulator? Should it be "soft" or "hard" mounted? All fuel and nitrous regulators should be "soft" mounted and located in front of carburetor and nitrous solenoids.
These are only some of things that you as a customer and we at Product Engineering need to know and consider so we can work together in providing the most cost effective and best fuel system for your vehicle.