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Caravan Repairs: Symptoms of a Fuel Pressure Regulator in Disrepair


For your caravan to run at optimum, its fuel needs to be at a specific pressure. The component tasked with ensuring this is the fuel pressure regulator. In addition to controlling the pressure of the fuel, the regulator also ensures that any excess fuel is redirected back into the fuel tank. The fuel pressure regulator also works to ensure that the fuel injectors are functioning at optimum. Thus, in the event that your fuel pressure regulator begins to decline, there is an assortment of things that could go wrong with your vehicle. One of the main concerns would be your engine flooding and this could lead to expensive caravan insurance repairs. It is, therefore, prudent to know how to spot the symptoms of your fuel pressure regulator succumbing to disrepair.

Your oil dipstick reeks of fuel

One of the sure-fire signs that your engine is at risk of flooding is if your oil has become compromised. To monitor this, motorists are advised to regularly inspect the dipstick and smell it for any whiffs of fuel. Any odours that would indicate fuel has made its way to the oil should alert you to have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible.

Fuel is dripping from your exhaust pipe

There are a couple of reasons why fuel may start to make its way to your exhaust pipe. The most common is if you have overfilled your fuel tank, thus the fluid will end up leaking out through the exhaust pipe. The second, which is just as common, is if the fuel pressure regulator has become damaged. Driving with your vehicle in this state would be hazardous as it would be indicative of an undetected fuel leak, which could inevitably lead to additional complications.

Your engine keeps stalling

When you apply pressure to your gas pedal, you should not feel any hesitation underfoot. In the event that you begin to feel this resistance, it could indicate a problem with your fuel pressure regulator. This means that the regulator is not supplying you with sufficient fuel to enable you to accelerate, as you need to. A mistake a few motorists make is assuming the resistance will go away on its own or that perhaps there is debris beneath their gas pedal. The reality is that more likely, your fuel pressure regulator is becoming shot and it will only be a matter of time before its stops responding altogether.


9 March 2017