Install went well and being a third time purchaser of a Fitch Fuel Catalyst I can once again say within about a minute it was clearly evident that the Shelby's idle became smoother and there was a noticeable smoother quieter operation of the engine, same as on the previous two vehicles I've installed a Fitch on, a 2003 Lincoln ls V8 and a 2004 SVT Cobra.
In the case of the Cobra as I mentioned the car put out 615 RWHP, with an aggressive street tune, one range colder plugs, hi flow cats and a host of other mods. This car was sold to someone in Ontario where emissions testing is mandatory...the 04 SVT Cobra, with a performance tune, 60 lb injectors and a 2.3l whipple charger putting out 17 lbs. of boost, passed with flying colours, we're talking smart car type emissions!
August 21 / 2010
1.† Removal and elimination of stock flex fuel line from within engine compartment that has two female connectors, one that connects at the firewall fuel entry male fitting and the other end which connects to the fuel rail.
†2.† Make sure to protect fuel hosing wherever it may rub
4.† Male fitting at fuel entry to engine compartment at firewall
5. Fuel rail male connector
6.†† Stock fuel rail with intake removed
7.†† Fuel line entry through existing hole from engine compartment to driverís side inner splashguard area.
8. Mounted Fitch inner fender of drivers side splash guard area
9.†† 3/8in Fitch fuel lines passed into exposed drivers side inner splashguard area
10.†† Remove driverís side rear half of splashguard, two-piece design.
12. The DEI sleeve is available as a 36inch piece, which was enough to protect both fuel lines within the engine compartment. A 12in piece to go from the firewall point to almost the hole where the hoses are routed out of the engine compartment and for the return hose from the Fitch canister a 24 inch piece nicely protected the hose from where it enters the engine compartment to the fuel rail connection.
13.† Two shots of where the fuel line leaves and returns through the hole on the inner engine compartment fender panel at the driverís side far rear corner. One shot shows the two lines routed under the master brake cylinder, the other shot shows the two hosing at the exact spot where they enter and leave the splash guard area on the drivers side.
The two 36 in 3/8 diameter fuel line with plastic double clip female connectors are what is required for a hose kit for the 2010 Shelby. For the 2010 shock tower mounting of the canister required (#7424) would mean the bottom of the canister would be too close to the drivers side exhaust manifold mainly because of the size of the intake assembly for the 2010 Shelby and up models., causing too low a position on the shock tower.
The intake is very easy to remove and should be when installing the kit.
The car needs to be jacked up and placed securely on front jack stands to allow easy removal of front inner splash guard on drivers side.
The large rectangular hole by the drivers side back corner in the engine compartment which is facing upwards from the inner fender rail at that point is large enough to easily allow both incoming and outgoing fuel lines from the canister to pass through to the upper part of the drivers side inner splashguard area. Plus the canister is removed from the engine compartment with only the necessary hosing going to it and leaving from it to go to the fuel rail. The inner fender steel is doubled in one area and makes for a very secure mounting surface.
As one is going through the exercise of mounting fuel hosing I would highly recommend getting at least 1 X 36in DEI cable and hose line heat-reflecting tubing to protect the fuel line segments in the engine compartment. In fact I plan to protect a couple of other segments on the inner engine compartment fuel line.
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