Extending fuel line

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Extending fuel line

Post by Paul B » 10 Feb 2018, 19:57

I need to extend the fuel one for my outboard to the tank , so I’ve bought some new line clips etc, but one question,

Is it best to keep the primer bulb closer to the tank or the engine or does it not matter
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Re: Extending fuel line

Post by Steve » 10 Feb 2018, 19:59

Paul, I had the same problem with my T38. I kept the bulb closer to the engine because it was more convenient. Not sure if this is right, but I’ve had no problems!

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Re: Extending fuel line

Post by Andy B » 10 Feb 2018, 20:38

Steve wrote: I kept the bulb closer to the engine because it was more convenient.
That would be my choice as well....
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Re: Extending fuel line

Post by Paul » 10 Feb 2018, 23:54

Andy B wrote:
Steve wrote: I kept the bulb closer to the engine because it was more convenient.
That would be my choice as well....
Yup, I've had my tank in the bow for 3 years and the bulb within the rear section of the hull for this reason and works perfectly :thumbsup
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Re: Extending fuel line

Post by mattswan2512 » 11 Feb 2018, 07:27

As above ..im sure ive read somehere about the bulb being closer to the engine is the correct move......think it matters more when u have a water seperator in place so im sure it would make no difference other than convenience to keep it engine end.....
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Re: Extending fuel line

Post by Paul B » 11 Feb 2018, 11:19

Ok cheers for all your input, will put bulb closer to engine then :thumbsup
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Re: Extending fuel line

Post by chris moody » 11 Feb 2018, 11:32

I have a bulb in my extension line as well as the bulb close to the engine. Connect up extension, prime that first, then prime with the normal close to engine bulb.
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Re: Extending fuel line

Post by James » 12 Feb 2018, 16:10

Just to be different lol, mine is closer to the tank.
I've been meaning to move it's location, but it's not caused any issues.
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