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Pulsation Damper

Old 06-28-2004, 08:50 AM
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So, I pulled the fuel rails and am replacing the injectors on my T2. Naturally, I pull the cover off the pulsation damper and naturally, "the screw" is laying there in the cap. No leaks.



The question: Will I be damned to hell if I just put the screw back in? I know the correct answer is "Yes!" but I was curious to know if any other cheapskates out there have been tempted to re-use the damper in this situation.



Where is the absolute cheapest place to buy a new one?
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Old 06-28-2004, 09:28 AM
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I would just ask around to see if anyone has one. I got mine from mazdadrifter for $20 ...still works too. I wouldnt reuse it, you'd be better off buying a use one, rather then putting the old damaged one back in and risk fire damage.



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id put the screw back on and keep an eye on it. i used to replace those everytime i bought a car, but my black gsl-se i just keep an eye on it and its fine.



put your finger on it and run the pump, its cool
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Jun 28 2004, 09:36 AM
put your finger on it and run the pump, its cool
Do I need to be wearing my Ray-Bans when I do this, or will I be cool even if I don't?



Seriously, what can I tell by putting my finger on it?
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Old 06-28-2004, 09:49 AM
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The Haynes manual says you can feel it pulsing when it's running. I've never actually tried it though.
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' date='Jun 28 2004, 06:43 AM
Do I need to be wearing my Ray-Bans when I do this, or will I be cool even if I don't?



Seriously, what can I tell by putting my finger on it?
you can feel the damper dampen! seriously even running the pump with the engine off you can see why they need that thing, or maybe i should try again with a different pump!
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:39 AM
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Why on earth would you risk it?
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I just got rid of the whole thing. I used an extra piece from another set of rails. The piece that goes from you primarys to your secondaries. I stuck it in a pipe and slowly bent it somewhat straigt till it would fit the way I wanted.



I will for sure be getting an aftermarket FPR with a Pulsation Dampner so this is only temporary. All I know is the stock one is untrustworthy. You can get a new one but its spendy. Dont ever trust used fully.



Like 1Revvin said. Its not worht thaking a chance with this thing. It can cause some MAJOR damage



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Old 06-28-2004, 02:33 PM
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Well, I won't buy a used one. I figure my junk is as good as the next guy's.



The part serves a purpose, so I'm inclined to leave it there and not replace it with a simple banjo bolt fitting.



This is a race car, not a daily driver. If I smell fuel, I'll find out where it's coming from.



If the part I have isn't leaking, what's the harm in using it? The new ones don't come with any guarantee not to leak a year later.



And they cost like 130 bux. Granted that's a drop in a bucket that keeps getting bigger, but it's still 130 bux.
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' date='Jun 28 2004, 02:33 PM
Well, I won't buy a used one. I figure my junk is as good as the next guy's.



The part serves a purpose, so I'm inclined to leave it there and not replace it with a simple banjo bolt fitting.



This is a race car, not a daily driver. If I smell fuel, I'll find out where it's coming from.



If the part I have isn't leaking, what's the harm in using it? The new ones don't come with any guarantee not to leak a year later.



And they cost like 130 bux. Granted that's a drop in a bucket that keeps getting bigger, but it's still 130 bux.
If this is a race car then scrap it! And premix too!
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