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    IF you need new injector fittings, I (and K447) have some in the US warehouse.

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    I'll check out the reinforcement info, may just remove it and install the in-line kawasaki regulator.
    The Kawasaki regulator does not work well on the Polaris DI watercraft. As it doesn't have a return line, the fuel pump output develops excessive head pressure, which in turns, tends to come close to creating a stall condition within the pump that, in turn, leads to premature failure. Ultimately, you're pulling the fuel canister, so you might as well do it right the first time and reinforce the OEM pressure regulator.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogartin' View Post
    ... may just remove it and install the in-line kawasaki regulator.
    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    The Kawasaki regulator does not work well on the Polaris DI watercraft. ...

    .... do it right the first time and reinforce the OEM pressure regulator.
    The Kawasaki in-line regulator is not consistent when used with the Polaris OEM fuel pump. Sometimes it seems to provide the correct pressure, then a few minutes later you get some other pressure.

    It often fails to allow any flow at all, not only stressing the electric fuel pump by forcing it up to max head pressure but also denying the fuel return flow that the Ficht injectors use to cool themselves.

    The only recommended fix is to thread the plastic and install a barbed fuel hose fitting.

    This method has been done many times by many people. It works well and has proven to be reliable.

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    2002 Virage i project

    I got the rest of my fuel lines and fuel pump assembly out today, should have the parts tomorrow to reinforce the pump regulator so I cant get it all back together. I found a few thing that looked out of place and just wanted to check.



    I have this metal fitting on the same fuel line as the pressure test valve on it (return line I believe), do I need it there?


    Inside my fuel pump assembly at the bottom there was this tea bag looking thing, should that be there?


    Appreciate any info.

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    That looks like it could be an inline regulator in the return line (no good!). Pull the pump up out of the canister to see what's going on with that "tea bag".


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    Looks to be a part of the filter. Just seemed out of place next to the fuel pump.

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    I don't recall seeing anything like that. I'd leave it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiPeRcO View Post
    I don't recall seeing anything like that. I'd leave it out...




    It looks like it's a different version of this filter.





    If I leave it out I'm going to need to find the other version.
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    I think it may be the water separator. The pump looks like it only pulls from 1 side in the housing, looks like if I keep that side opposite of this filter I should be good. Although I wouldn't mind picking up the other style filter just for peace of mind if I can find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogartin' View Post
    ... The pump looks like it only pulls from 1 side in the housing ...
    IIRC the Ficht fuel pump inlet is directly vertical into the center of the pump motor, and the inlet fits into (or directly above?) the round hole in the filter disc shown.

    During normal operation the fuel flows in through the pleated outer filter ring around the base of the pump, then upwards towards the fuel pump.

    Returning fuel flows into the top of the pump assembly (spewing out of the pressure regulator) and then rains down inside the plastic pump shell. This returning fuel keeps the pump itself fairly submerged in fuel even when the surrounding fuel level is getting low and/or the fuel is sloshing around and momentarily away from the pleated filter.

    Going from fuzzy memory and the photos shown here, it looks like the ‘tea bag’ is just a different format for the same filtering function the flat disc provides.

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