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Wat holds fuel pressure when the car sit over night

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The fuel pump has a check valve that prevents fuel from draining back into the tank with the engine off.

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

  • west brighton Jan 09, 2013

    thanks-changed fuel pump twice!was sent defected pump-now holding

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you can do this but without a fuel pressure gauge you will not know if it is enough pressure but i can tell you it definatley sounds like fuel cause it take alot more to start a vehicle cold some auto parts stores have a guage that they will loan out to test this hope this will help you have a wonderful day

Posted on Aug 23, 2011

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