A FASS fuel system is essentially a filtration system that removes air, water and other contaminants from diesel fuel. Installing one can drastically increase your diesel engine’s performance and life expectancy. Using a qualified mechanic is recommended, but it is possible to install these systems on your own. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Read The Manual Completely
Many people like to jump right in and start their installation without reading the entire manual. Do not do this with FASS diesel fuel systems. Before starting anything, make sure you read the manual completely. This can save you both time and money since the manual contains vital information that you will need to complete your installation.
Inventory the Parts
Manufacturing and packing mistakes happen. Nothing is worse than getting part of the way through and having to use a different vehicle to go pick up missing parts. Worse yet, you may have to order missing parts and wait days or weeks for them to arrive. You will need to make sure you have all of the necessary parts for your installation.
Inventory Tools and Accessories Needed
After inventorying the parts, you should also make sure that you have all of the needed tools. If you do not, you may need to purchase them. Also, check that you have any necessary parts that did not come with your installation kit. This will save you both time and aggravation while you are doing the install.
You will need to modify or expand your engine compartment or chassis in some cases. Make sure that you take accurate measurements to ensure that your FASS system will fit into the space you have.
Your fuel system is an extremely important part of your vehicle. If you have any doubts, you should consider using a qualified FASS system mechanic or company.