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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2016, 16:05 
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Is it necessary to have a quick disconnect from the tank to fuel line? The one that i just picked up off Craigslist is held on my a clamp.

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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2016, 17:12 
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assuming you are talking about the plastic portable tank?
in my world, there is no need to have a QD at the tank.
this elimates one of the weak links in fuel delivery if it is not used.

if this is something you got from craigslist, you have no idea of the
history of the tank or hose - - - I would suggest going to your autoparts store
and get new fuel hose that is SAE J1527 compliant. Then, replace the
clips/clamps at the squeeze bulb and all fittings with new stainless hose clamps.
Happy Boating !!!


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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2016, 17:19 
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Agreed ...

Now if you routinely used 2 tanks, then yes ... they'd be one heck of a good reason to have one ;) .



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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2016, 18:13 
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Johnny wrote:
assuming you are talking about the plastic portable tank?
in my world, there is no need to have a QD at the tank.
this elimates one of the weak links in fuel delivery if it is not used.

if this is something you got from craigslist, you have no idea of the
history of the tank or hose - - - I would suggest going to your autoparts store
and get new fuel hose that is SAE J1527 compliant. Then, replace the
clips/clamps at the squeeze bulb and all fittings with new stainless hose clamps.
Happy Boating !!!


jus my Dos Centavos





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Thanks for the info.I intended to replace the fuel lines and clamps (a few hoses were zipped tied versus clamped), I didn't think of the bulb.

Here's what I'm dealing with:

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PostPosted: 03 Oct 2016, 19:32 
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yep - that's fine as is.

I remember the last time I bought an old plastic tank . . . . .
filed it with 6 gals of fresh gas and headed to the lake.
got to the lake and smelled VERY strong gas fumes !!!
Thinking the cap may have leaked, That was my first check.
Then, saw the tank was only HALF FULL of gas !!!
the side of the tank had a horizontal split from front to back
and 3 gallons of fresh gasoline was sloshing around in the bottom of the boat . . .
some DNR guys was putting their airboat in at the landing
and I went and asked them what to do.
They had a bottle of dish soap and they said to pour all the
soap into the boat and put a few 5 gallon buckets full of water
in it and slosh it around . . .. then go home and "dispose of the
contaminated water according to law for hazardous waste".
I went home and I live on a long dirt road - - - shamefully,
I pulled the plug in the boat and drained it down the road......

so - - - be EXTREMELY cautious of the older plastic gas tanks !!!!!!!!!!
as any seasoned boater here has experienced, the old plastic tanks
with no vent can build up substantial pressure in the hot sun to puff up
like a soccer ball - - - only takes a few seconds to spew out gallons
of fuel into your boat from a 6" split - - - - inspect it often.



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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2016, 16:18 
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On my new boat it does not have a quick disconnect fuel line anywhere. The tank is permanent but I would like a quick disconnect fitting on the motor so I can run out any remaining fuel from the motor before putting it away for winter storage. Just worried about fuel restriction if I were to add one.



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A lot of EFI motors don't have a quick connect fitting. Running an EFI engine out of fuel is hard on the fuel pump, which relies on fuel for lubrication and cooling.


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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2016, 05:03 
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I just don't want to leave fuel in the motor during the winter. So most of the time it would stay connected and primed.

Sincerely,

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