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Offline Heiny57

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Fuel line failure
« on: May 13, 2017, 10:09:41 PM »
Had the boat out last week and it wouldn't hold higher rpm's, it acted like plugged fuel filter. So picked up an aftermarket at orielly. It is glass so I could see contamination if there was any.

It had plenty . After a test run I also discovered it was not pumping gas to the filter. So off to YouTube to learn how to rebuild a diaphragm fuel pump. Didn't look to hard so went to Marine supply to pick up kit. While there the parts guy suggested I get a new fuel line also because the EPA mandated vinyl lined tubing has a 100 failure rate. And that is what ate up the pump. So I left with new hose and a rebuild pump kit also.


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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 10:18:20 PM »
So with new parts in hand I took pump off and disassembled.
After cleaning things and removing old parts,,,


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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 10:25:44 PM »
Installed new diaphragms and valves and assembled.

Installed new hose and filter.


And all this trouble from this hose and a stupid EPA law.



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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 11:01:25 PM »
Very nice work Bob! Glad you got her back in shape -

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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 11:10:23 PM »
I had to replace the fuel lines and diaphragm for the pump on my boat last year. Damn ethanol in the fuel
eats the rubber.
It did the same thing to my neighbors year old BMW. 
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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 11:47:15 PM »
I had to replace the fuel lines and diaphragm for the pump on my boat last year. Damn ethanol in the fuel
eats the rubber.
It did the same thing to my neighbors year old BMW. 

Yup, it ate the fuel pump on my Rodeo and my old Mazda truck -- luckily they were cheap to replace, but it does get annoying with small two stroke engines. I have to replace fuel lines on my chain saw, snow blower, generator, garden tractor, weed eater, power washer, and a slew of other tools, on a continual basis. Not to mention the carbs that need to be rebuilt every few years.

A friend of mine runs all his gas powered yard equipment on 100% gasoline -- he drives 60 miles out of his way to a retailer in southern Virginia that sells ethanol free gas, and he says that he hasn't had a problem with his tools since making the switch.

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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 11:59:09 PM »
I buy the canned fuel to run the small tools with and its cut way down on the worry of keeping them running. I haven't figured a good replacement for the ethanol in my tractors or welders. the just get new lines and carb kits. Ethanol sucks.
Started with nothing and still have most of it left.

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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2017, 09:09:46 AM »
Ethanol does suck and 99% of the time I am able to buy real gas. But this hose design fails with both. I have warned people on my local fishing forum.
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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2017, 03:15:43 PM »
Nice assortment of foot wear during this project!
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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2017, 07:47:52 PM »
Thanks EPA for the headaches. I spill more gas with the new non-spill cans than I ever spilled with regular spouts. Glad you got your boat engine squared away and many thanks for the detailed pictures. thumbsup2

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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 03:27:43 PM »
Nice assortment of foot wear during this project!

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Re: Fuel line failure
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 04:32:36 PM »
Nice assortment of foot wear during this project!

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So glad you saved me and Bruce the effort on that!  lolx
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Re: Fuel line failure
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