does a 1983 dodge ram d150 with a 318 engine need the return fuel line.

Sonny Perez

Asked by Aug 04, 2016 at 11:18 PM about the 1983 Dodge Ram

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my truck will run about 2 blocks and dies. will not start till the next day. new distributor,cap.rotor, plugs,wires, and ignition coil. also installed an electric fuel pump. tried 2 mechanical pumps but didn't work. cleaned fuel tank and replaced all rubber fuel lines and fuel filter. fuel filter has a return port for return to tank. also installed new ignition control and resister.

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Have you cleaned the carburetor? My W350 did the same and it was the carburetor the whole time.


No return line necessary with 5-7 psi electric fuel pump. Rebuild the carburetor, check the needle and seat when rebuilding probably not maintaining fuel level Or purchase a re-manufactured if you can't rebuild.

Sonny Perez

brand new carburetor. fuel pump pressure is maximum 9 psi. pump is about 20 inches from fuel tank.

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