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Vapor Lock Issue

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by mrtii, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Aug 7, 2019
    mrtii

    mrtii 1972 cj51986 cj7 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    gilroy, California
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    I have a 86 cj7 which has original 4.2 liter engine with a Mopar fuel injection system installed. I have noticed on very hot days under heavy load that the fuel vapor locks. Given the return line runs by the cat converter, I am wondering what if any ideas or solutions with a similar set up have done to rectify the problem. I have moved the fuel pick up from original location due to a Bulletin from mopar many yrs ago about rerouting the fuel to the rail to run under the radiator and not over the top of the valve cover. I have considered moving the fuel return line to the passengers frame rail side as a last resort. Any suggestions or comments welcome
     
  2. Aug 7, 2019
    rejeep

    rejeep Well-Known Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    if you have the Mopar MPI kit I doubt its vapor lock..
    those kits run 45-50 psi

    try taking heater hose and insulating your fuel lines with it.. see if it helps.

    an in tank pump works wonders also.. did that on my injected 88 YJ 258..
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2019
    nwedgar

    nwedgar Now with TBI!

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    I used the reflective heat barrier tubing that goes over fuel lines and it seems to help my issue. Not the same FI system, but I know it was vapor lock related since mine is a TBI off a Chevy so has low PSI to begin with.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman Since 1975 , It's not my Fault ! :shrug: Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I agree with rejeep .... It's most likely not vapor lock. Make sure that you have a hi volume , in tank fuel pump for FP of 30 or higher.
     

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