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Old August 31st, 2011, 05:36 PM
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200tdi fuel return advice.

I'm hooking up my 200tdi to a TD5 fuel tank. I was told you can use it, minus the fuel pump by using the 2 right hand hookups on the late model sender/pump, turns out this was incorrect. The pickup line works fine, engine fired right up, but the return seems to have some sort of check valve that does let it flow back into the tank. Drips everywhere. Confirmed by Mo from the UK who had the same problem.

My question is, is there any reason I can't just go right into the fuel filter like the earlier 2.5td did?
I have a space on the bulhead fuel filter that will take another inward source.

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Old August 31st, 2011, 08:44 PM
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Did the 2.5td return plumb back to the fuel filter?
If that is possible with the tdi I would be stoked. I'm all ears.....

Would you need a check valve?
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I think it did! I could be wrong.

I'm gonna try it tomorrow, so I'll let you know.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:42 PM
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The problem with returning to the fuel filter is that if air gets into the system, it can't get out. If you have any leaks or run dry, the system can't self bleed.

The return is supposed to go to the bottom of the tank as well as it reduces the chance of the system self draining and filling with air.
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Thanks, I think I'm going to order the other sender. I may just run it to the filter to test run the truck.
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