Correctly Set Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator

Q: How do I correctly set the fuel pressure on my new adjustable fuel pressure regulator?

A: The correct way to adjust your fuel pressure is with the vaccum line of the fuel regulator disconnected. The instructions with many adjustable fuel regulators don’t tell you to do this, but it is essential! You must remove and plug the vaccum line going to the regulator or you will be getting false readings, similar to adjusting the timing on vacuum advance distributor. What you are attempting to do is set the maximum fuel pressure. At idle, fuel pressure is reduced due to high vacuum, so the presence of the vacuum line is detremental to fuel pressure. Repeat the process until you have the desired reading.