Thanks mike! That’s super helpful. There’s always some subtle nuances in these types of jobs. That will be good to know before I get started. Hopefully save some frustrations! I appreciate all the input!
This is a new car for me so I’m still only learning about the systems she uses. Super cool!
You're welcome. I think you're really going to enjoy working on these cars.
Some more tips which might help:
Have a fire extinguisher at the ready. I'm not good at this but it is good practice.
Remove the gas cap to relieve pressure in the system.
I clamp the big, thick hose coming from the gas tank to the fuel pumps with a needle-nosed ViceGrips. Slip a piece of hose on each jaw to protect the car's hose. This helps prevent you taking a bath in gas.
You'll lose some fuel when you crack the first connection. Not a lot but be ready for it. A big rag helps.
After you're done and ready to start the car, remove the fuel pump relay and bridge contacts 7 and 8 in the connector for 15 or 20 seconds. I just use a bent coat hanger. This will run the pumps and purge air from the system, making it easier to start the car. Check for leaks after fully priming and before starting the car. Man, I had a HUGE puddle this morning because I didn't check first.
Don't forget to replace the gas cap. Another mistake I made this morning. Got home and wondered why I smelled gas. It was overflowing the filler tube and going into the drain behind the filler door. Stupid and unnecessary mistake.
Hopefully that does it and you're leak-free and ready to drive.