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Old 20 August 2003, 05:05   #11
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thanx pete, all i have to do now is fine someone o sell me one
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Old 20 August 2003, 05:25   #12
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Strange experience

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I had a strange experience a few weeks ago on my boat, engine kept dying when running at top speed, strange i thought maybe it has something to do with the fuel, so i swapped the fuel lines over to my spare plastic tank on the deck and the boat ran fine, after a while i changed back again to the stainless tank and the same problem re occured, luckily i was out on the water with my mechanical friend who jigged about and checked the engine over and came to the conclussion it was either the fuel line itself or the sender in the tank, we popped into the beach and i went and found a chandlers and replaced the entire fuel line and bulb with new and suprise suprise this fixed the problem....After checking the old line i could see absolutely nothing wrong with it, i even took as much of the bulb apart as i could to have a look.
All very strange stuff, how can something that looks like its working fine with no moving parts be playing up.

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Old 20 August 2003, 05:50   #13
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Great,
This is my next move, I'll replace the fuel-line and bubble. It runs under-deck which makes inspection harder, also the fuel-filter is located before this line, not aft close to engine - wouldn't that be smarter.

Thankyou all dedicated and helpful Rib-people out there!

PS. Anyone with a twin-engined 7 m Rib with lots of equipment, no more than 5 yrs old up for sale? Drop me an e-mail. DS

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Old 20 August 2003, 06:10   #14
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Lee, any car accessory shop should sell them, if not a truck dealer like a ford garage. The expensive option is the local volvo penta marine dealer or chandlers. They are very common filters.

Matt, don't think the location of the filter makes much difference, better to chose somewhere it won't be damaged, is easy to check, drain/clean and won't corrode (and if you find such a location on a rib let us know cos its like a holy grail)

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Old 20 August 2003, 06:18   #15
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An inline fuel filter is on my list of things to do very soon, it will be located on the transom and the fuel bulb located in the line between the filter and the engine, this way i can have a quick connector to each tank and just swop them over, was planning to fit a valve but i've been advised this causes all sorts of air problems and its best to keep everything simple.

Not sure if swopping out the fuel line will solve your problems, i thought when i was told it was the fuel line that he was joking but as the tank had just been cleaned out inside and is as good as new there couldn't be anything wrong with it, we proved the engine ran fine at full revs on a seperate auxillary tank so it had to be either the fuel line or the sender, the fuel line and bulb cost me £12 to replace and got me going again quickly, give it a try might be worth your while changing it out if its old anyway.
I'd suggest though before pulling the old line out and pulling new line through the conduit you just run the new line over the deck (if thats possible) and connect it up temporarily at each end and see if this solves the problem, if it does you can make it look pretty at your leisure, if not then you've not gone to the trouble of running new fuel line under the deck and just have a seperate spare bit of pipe for future use.

Hey have found with boats its normally the simplest things that go wrong, dodgy impellor put me off the water for 3 weeks 2 weeks ago !!! no obvious damage to it on inspection and it felt ok to the touch, just shows you doesn't it.

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Old 20 August 2003, 07:46   #16
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Lee, any car accessory shop should sell them, if not a truck dealer like a ford garage. The expensive option is the local volvo penta marine dealer or chandlers. They are very common filters.

Matt, don't think the location of the filter makes much difference, better to chose somewhere it won't be damaged, is easy to check, drain/clean and won't corrode (and if you find such a location on a rib let us know cos its like a holy grail)

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OK i suppose the difference between a fuel filter and, water / fuel seperator are self explainitory, but what is mine?

Would any car shop stock teh later?

Sorry

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Old 20 August 2003, 10:34   #17
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Guys on the subject of fuel filters/water seperators.

Someone correct me but does the petrol float to the top of the filter chamber and the outlet to the engine will be at the top.
Its been recommeded to me to buy a clear glass type filter jar, apparently this way you can see the water collect at the bottom of the jar and remove it periodically. Off course any new filter is in addition to the inline filter inside the engine cover and is meant as an additional barrier to dirty and water ingress or can one just remove the inline filter and run a pipe straight through ?

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Old 20 August 2003, 10:42   #18
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Ok, I applogise

There is me asking if it was a fuel water seporator or a fuel filter. When all I had to do was read it
FRAM C1191PL FUEL FILTER

i am sorry for my stupidity I shall sit in the corner £3.60 each
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That unit you've posted the picture of is both a filter and a separator.

The cartridge being the filter, and the lower unit (glass bit underneath) is the separator. The heavier water sinks down into the separator, and you can drain it off.

Mr Bilge Rat - that's exactly what you need.
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That unit you've posted the picture of is both a filter and a separator.

The cartridge being the filter, and the lower unit (glass bit underneath) is the separator. The heavier water sinks down into the separator, and you can drain it off.

Mr Bilge Rat - that's exactly what you need.
Thats where i got confused!

there is a difinitive liquid line in the bottom which is clear, and top which is green (petrol)!

so tonight when I change the filter should I drain everything out of the bottom anyhow?
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