Re: Fuel pressure regulator
Yes, it's in the back, driver's side, on the fuel rail, just above the lower intake manifold; and it does have a vacuum line from it to the vacuum tap. Does sound like it has ruptured if there is fuel in it.
Edit, missed you post before,
as far as maintenance, especially plugs, wires, dist cap & rotor, fuel filter. Good to keep the fuel system clear to help the life spans of the pumps (yours has two). Heads are prone to cracking, I would recommend an aftermarket temp gauge. A flush probably wouldn't hurt. Oil change definitely. If it's an auto, install a bigger cooler in the front, and do a quick change w/ a new trans filter. Grease your sterring linkages, etc. Go over vacuum lines, make sure there aren't any rotted. Key to this engine is maintenance. EGR port is notorious for getting clogged up solid also in the upper intake.
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Last edited by Psychopete; 09-02-2010 at 01:33 PM.