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    Long story short,last Friday my block pressure got over 20psi(luckily no milkshake), do all pres. regulators need/use a bypass? I'd rather not drill another hole if I can help it.
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    Im running a watts pressure regulator. Try to find one with the 4 screws holding the cap on. Gives you a place to attach to a bracket. No extra holes. Regulates to a maximum of 23 psi @ WOT, 15 at cruising. It is adjustable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Long story short,last Friday my block pressure got over 20psi(luckily no milkshake), do all pres. regulators need/use a bypass? I'd rather not drill another hole if I can help it.
    If you are using an oil cooler you might try to restrect the inlet side of the cooler

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Long story short,last Friday my block pressure got over 20psi(luckily no milkshake), do all pres. regulators need/use a bypass? I'd rather not drill another hole if I can help it.

    I have had good success using this standard part from Watts plumbed in front of the Olsen Oil cooler, set at the minimum pressure



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    I was told you want to see 25 lbs of pressure at WOT to help remove steam pockets. Thats where i've been running mine. There will be some on here that will say thats too much and a car runs yaddda yadda yadda I've never had a problem.

    You can run a bypass or a regulator, i run a regulator.

    I highly recommend you run a pressure guage on your dash, i've had my watts regulator screen get cloged with muck twice now and the pressure guage showed me this immediatly (were the water temp guage didnt show any thing abnormal).

    Oh ya, one thing i noticed, the pressure range means nothing, my reg says it goes from 25lbs to 75 or somthing... but i can adjust it down to 10lbs... i bought a reg that has a 3/4" in and outlet... i feed it with a -8 line.

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    Are the gauges mechanical, or electric? I'm assuming mechanical, and whats a good gauge? Some say just run a ball valve, and watch the temp. But I don't won't milk the motor. I'd rather be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Oh ya, one thing i noticed, the pressure range means nothing, my reg says it goes from 25lbs to 75 or somthing... but i can adjust it down to 10lbs... i bought a reg that has a 3/4" in and outlet... i feed it with a -8 line.
    If that happens to be the one from Rex, they retain the original markings even though the spring has been changed for the lower pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    If that happens to be the one from Rex, they retain the original markings even though the spring has been changed for the lower pressure.

    Just plumb one of these into a tee, then dump overboard.

    9763K11Brass Adjustable Relief Valve 1/2" Pipe Size

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    Thanks for the input guys, I know there is always more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to plumbing. The thing that kind of has me stumped is ...one pass I had like 10 psi, and the next I had almost 25. In the 1st pic,if you can see the needle, it's almost at 12:00(that's 25 ) and the second the needle is down around 6:00(10 psi). Not sure how much difference having my bassetts plumbed will make? Acording to Shaun, 20ISH isn't necesarly a bad thing. Tom I'll give ya a gingle today, I need to pay ya for my throttle cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekcrafter View Post
    Just plumb one of these into a tee, then dump overboard.

    9763K11Brass Adjustable Relief Valve 1/2" Pipe Size

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    save your $$ $24.99

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    here's what it looks like polished
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    save your $$ $24.99

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/...g=true&cFlag=1


    here's what it looks like polished
    Killer, I might can afford that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    I was told you want to see 25 lbs of pressure at WOT to help remove steam pockets. Thats where i've been running mine. There will be some on here that will say thats too much and a car runs yaddda yadda yadda I've never had a problem.

    You can run a bypass or a regulator, i run a regulator.

    I highly recommend you run a pressure guage on your dash, i've had my watts regulator screen get cloged with muck twice now and the pressure guage showed me this immediatly (were the water temp guage didnt show any thing abnormal).

    Oh ya, one thing i noticed, the pressure range means nothing, my reg says it goes from 25lbs to 75 or somthing... but i can adjust it down to 10lbs... i bought a reg that has a 3/4" in and outlet... i feed it with a -8 line.
    Shaun, I use the 1" Watts and was told to remove the screen, large enough to let trash flow through! But, I will keep an eye on it for temp reasons!
    Also keeps pressure in the bowl and out the nozzle! WT


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