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Fuel tanks on a 1982 25'Outrage
|Author||Topic: Fuel tanks on a 1982 25'Outrage|
posted 08-26-2002 05:19 PM ET (US)
I've really hammered my work boat last week in the surf and now have a little pain-in-the-ass fuel problem. My tanks were pretty dirty from years of neglect.
I've cleaned the tanks, added new spin-on fuel filters with clear-bulbs (each on a separate lead so I can switch from one to another in an instant), added a new primer and hose (where it's easy to replace), replace the standard engine connection to solid tubing... and still have a problem. The engine works 100% on the extra on-deck tanks I have... this is a wonderful separate system that I can connect directly to the engine to get me up to 200 gallons total capacity as needed (the extra 30 gallon tanks are wonderful). My Johnson 235 loves fuel!
Question 1: Is there any valving right at the tanks. Are the leads straight tubing? I'm about to open up the floor and replace the remaining lines but wonder about a one-way value or other right at the tanks.
Question 2: I bought a little vang-pump to prime the engine... I'm tired of hand priming every morning. Has anyone ever done this before for an outboard engine... my boats with diesel engines all had secondary priming pumps that work on demand depending on pressure in the line. Why not gasoline engines... especially if it's explosion proof.
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