F-Ribs And Sibs.Com • View topic - Extending fuel line

Extending fuel line

Sib,Frib & Rib modifications.
Share your mods with the forum

Extending fuel line

Postby 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
Chief Cook and Bottle washer
TRALEE BAY FISH N CHIPS


Honwave T38ie2 Suzuki DF 9.9 (15hp) conversion
Scooter perception kayak
Gosea fishing kayak
User avatar
Paul B
Supporting Member
 
Posts: 1937
Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 18:21
Location: Oban
Has thanked: 159 times
Been thanked: 257 times
Boat Make: Honwave T38ie2
Outboard: Suzuki df9.9 (15hpconversion)
MMSI Number: 0

Re: Extending fuel line

Postby 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!

:cheers
User avatar
Steve
Supporting Member
 
Posts: 230
Joined: 25 Apr 2017, 11:12
Location: Fife
Has thanked: 68 times
Been thanked: 49 times
Boat Make: Honwave T38 IE2
Outboard: Suzuki DF20AS
MMSI Number: 235902190

Re: Extending fuel line

Postby 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....
SOLENT
Waveline 2.3m/3.3hp Mariner
Zodiac 380/Yamaha F8, Mariner 9.9 smoker
User avatar
Andy B
Supporting Member
 
Posts: 1606
Joined: 03 Sep 2015, 17:10
Location: New forest, Hampshire
Has thanked: 65 times
Been thanked: 218 times
Boat Make: Zodiac 380
Outboard: Mariner 9.9hp/Mariner 3.3hp
MMSI Number: 0

Re: Extending fuel line

Postby 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
:thumbsup
:cheers
I walked through the door marked 'EXIT' and life is now good!
User avatar
Paul
Supporting Member
 
Posts: 2881
Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 21:46
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Has thanked: 423 times
Been thanked: 312 times
Boat Make: Mercury Ocean Runner 420
Outboard: Mariner F40ELPT, 3.5 Tohatsu smoker
MMSI Number: 235915479

Re: Extending fuel line

Postby 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.....
Life is like a chocolate bar........
If you hold onto it for too long u get covered in sh☆t so......
live a life you will remember, not a life full of untested dreams.
User avatar
mattswan2512
Mega Poster, I Really Need To Get Out More !
 
Posts: 1752
Joined: 13 Jul 2015, 10:34
Location: Sunny southampton
Has thanked: 95 times
Been thanked: 119 times
Boat Make: F-Rib 330
Outboard: Mercury 15hp ss 2 smoker.
MMSI Number: 0

Re: Extending fuel line

Postby Paul B » 11 Feb 2018, 11:19

Ok cheers for all your input, will put bulb closer to engine then :thumbsup
Chief Cook and Bottle washer
TRALEE BAY FISH N CHIPS


Honwave T38ie2 Suzuki DF 9.9 (15hp) conversion
Scooter perception kayak
Gosea fishing kayak
User avatar
Paul B
Supporting Member
 
Posts: 1937
Joined: 30 Dec 2014, 18:21
Location: Oban
Has thanked: 159 times
Been thanked: 257 times
Boat Make: Honwave T38ie2
Outboard: Suzuki df9.9 (15hpconversion)
MMSI Number: 0

Re: Extending fuel line

Postby 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.
Chris Moody

Tiny Tigga - Honwave T32IE with launch wheels Honda 2hp 4 stroke air cooled & Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke
Tigga 2 - Ribcraft 4.8 Honda BF50
http://twitter.com/aslmarine
chris moody
Supporting Member
 
Posts: 1430
Joined: 24 Mar 2015, 12:19
Location: Davetry & Porchester
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 162 times
Boat Make: Honwave T32IE
Outboard: Tohatsu 9.8
MMSI Number: 235900806

Re: Extending fuel line

Postby 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.
James

2015 F-Rib 360 married to a 1999 fully rebuilt 15hp 2 Stroke Johnson engine and 22 litre fuel tank.
Mods: Launch wheels, Towing Eyes, 2 Bench Seat Cushions, and 1 Bench Seat Bag
Boat name: Cichlid
James
Supporting Member
 
Posts: 1053
Joined: 01 Aug 2015, 12:25
Location: Copthorne, West Sussex
Has thanked: 37 times
Been thanked: 55 times
Boat Make: F-Rib 360
Outboard: 1999 Johnson 2-Stroke 15 HP
MMSI Number: 235914355



Return to DIY & Modifications




Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest