If you own a 2003 through 2007 6.0-liter Power Stroke motivated Excursion, F-250, or F-350, have we got news for you. Finally, you guys can benefit from the CARB-certified Fuel Bowl Delete Regulated Fuel Return Kit (CARB EO Number D-872-2) from Driven Diesel.
This latest offering takes their popular Standard Regulated Return Kit to a new level. Just like the standard version, this kit eliminates the dead-head stock fuel rails and provides adjustable fuel pressure capability to the Power Stroke fuel system. This is accomplished as Strictly Diesel has tied the end of each fuel rail together through a Bypass Fuel Pressure Regulator. In addition, the Bowl Delete Regulated Fuel Return Kit also eliminates the restrictive stock fuel filter bowl. This improves fuel flow and gives back some valuable engine valley room that was previously cramped. This is great, particularly if you are also deleting the factory oil filter bowl by using a Bullet Proof Diesel oil cooler kit (or similar).
The primary benefits of this kit are significantly increased fuel flow through the heads, ensuring that every fuel injector has adequate fuel and fuel pressure at all times. Additionally, any air that may develop in the fuel system can pass through the heads and out the regulator’s return port and back to the tank, instead of through the fuel injectors. This results in increased injector life and less injector noise. If you are installing new injectors (stock or aftermarket), Strictly Diesel highly recommends you use one of their Regulated Return kits to protect your investment and maximize your performance.
I do need to inform you that some additional parts are required when using this kit. For instance, if your truck is still using the stock oil filter bowl, installation of this kit requires either modification of your current oil filter bowl (cutting off the fuel filter bowl) or replacement of your oil filter bowl (with one that doesn’t have a fuel filter bowl attached to it).
If your truck is no longer using the stock oil filter bowl, as in the case of running a Bullet Proof Diesel Oil Cooler Kit with a remote oil filter, use of the fuel bowl delete kit will allow complete removal of the entire oil/fuel filter bowl assembly from your truck.