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Old 31 August 2010, 16:21   #1
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Barrus fuel tanks

For anyone using Barrus petrol tanks, I've had two fail in the last month.

The rubber pick up pipes degrade quite badly over time.

Worth checking out
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For anyone using Barrus petrol tanks, I've had two fail in the last month.

The rubber pick up pipes degrade quite badly over time.

Worth checking out
I think one of mine is on the way as well
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I have a couple in the workshop which I intend on using on my Searider.
I better go and check them, is it a pickup pipe inside that degrades?
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Just been checking mine (see over topic on Mercury) - they do seem really thin and flexible. Is there any reason the pipe cannot be replaced with regular (thicker) fuel line?
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I'm reliably informed Barrus tanks only end up in private hands when they've been rejected as unservicable by Barrus. So you can't expect much from them.
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I'm reliably informed Barrus tanks only end up in private hands when they've been rejected as unservicable by Barrus. So you can't expect much from them.
Pretty much right!.
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You can replace the internal hose, the trouble is it needs to be thin wall, otherwise it wont fit through the hole to put the fitting back in.
i tried to use thicker hose, and push it on the hose tail with the fitting in the tank, but you would need to be a contortionist with small hands
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barrus fuel tank connectors

Hi,

On the subject of barrus fuel tanks, does anyone know where I can get hold of the bullet connectors that attach between the tank fuel pipe outflow and the hose?
not even a sniff on ebay.
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Hi,

On the subject of barrus fuel tanks, does anyone know where I can get hold of the bullet connectors that attach between the tank fuel pipe outflow and the hose?
not even a sniff on ebay.
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Mercury bayonet connectors?

GREY MERCURY / MARINER FUEL LINE PRE 1987 BAYONET TYPE | eBay
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IIRC that's the git who charges VAT on the selling price and delivery
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