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Old 15 January 2005, 09:04   #1
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Fuel filters

Afternoon all I am going to fit a water separating fuel filter over the next couple of weeks and wanted to check some details.
Our set up has two plastic tanks bow and stern. At present each tank has its own line with primer bulb and we just swap engine connector to swap tanks.
The filter I am going to use has two in and two out with bungs to block the ones not in use. I was going to feed both thanks into the filter & take one line out (bung the second out hole ) then fit one bulb here between the filter and engine connector. Is this the correct way to do this? Will the two tanks work as one or any problems in doing this? Any comments please.
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Old 15 January 2005, 11:23   #2
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I have fitted filters to a pair of Humbers last year with twin tanks. I got a fitting with a fuel conector fitting the same as that fitted to the engine and screwed it into the filter(blocking 1 in and 1 out). This allows for you to change the tanks over on the filter housing instead of the engine. Plus you can still use all of your existing fuel lines, all you need is a bit of hose to go from the filter housing to the engine.

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Neal, unless your really lucky you can't draw from two tanks at the same time. The tanks of least resistance empties first then sucks air rather than fuel from the second tank, so switching on the fuel filter is a good option.

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Just remembered one of the pair is at work at the moment. I will try and get a pic of the connector fitted to the filter housing.
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As promised pics of filter attachment.
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Paul your a star many thanks for your trouble. Looks like it will work well.
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