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Pate Fuel Pickup Tube Drops Off
|Author||Topic: Pate Fuel Pickup Tube Drops Off|
posted 05-15-2000 10:02 AM ET (US)
I have a 1998 Montauk with the 25 gallon
Pate tank, and about 200 hours on it.
Saturday, about ten miles from the launch
posted 05-15-2000 04:16 PM ET (US)
Chuck: Small world, I've had the same thing happen to me, except with a Tempo tank. On the 12 gal Tempo's that I have, about 15 yrs old and originally designed to fit under the mahogany console Nauset, the withdrawl tube simply slides over the barb on the tank fitting, which screws into the tank top, and is held on by considerable friction. Or so I thought. But for some reason they come loose after soaking in a full tank of fuel for a month or so, and drop to the bottom of the tank like yours did. I suspect it's the 10% alcohol in the fuel these days. It seems to soften & lubricate the fuel hose, causing it to come loose. Try calling Pate directly for a solution. I also need an
answer to this problem. A simple hose clamp would solve my problem, but I can't get one on there from the inside of the tank!
posted 05-17-2000 10:25 PM ET (US)
The solution was the resolder it myself.
Whoever did the original soldering didn't
do a very good job. There was only about
50% solder coverage where the two pieces
In your case, I presume you shove the rubber
posted 05-18-2000 01:53 AM ET (US)
Chuck: Your presumption is correct, and I'll try one of those spring clamps. Have not seen them before. Thanks for your idea!
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