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Old 25 January 2005, 11:52   #1
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Fuel hose diameter

Hi guys,

Just been doing a few winter jobs on my boat and have noticed the fuel hose connecting the tank to the engine needs replacing as its getting a bit perished. This one appears to be homemade though and I have a feeling it is too narrow, cant have an ID (internal diameter) of much more than 6mm. What should it be for a 40HP?

They come in 5, 6, 8 and 10 mm ID, see:http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk/hose_bulbs.htm

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EDIT: Sorry JK I should have put this in the engine section
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Alex, if you don't get a helpful reply here I would email Andy Clark at the website you have posted a link to. He is very knowledgeable and helpful.
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Ok Louise, will give that a go, thanks for moving my post! Do you think you could give Tim M a hand moving his 3m RIB (see his post)!

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Hmmm. That may take a little more thought and effort! I reckon your suggestion is spot on anyway!
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..cant have an ID (internal diameter) of much more than 6mm. What should it be for a 40HP?

They come in 5, 6, 8 and 10 mm ID,
That should be plenty but you may find 8mm (5/16") fittings easier to come by than 6mm.
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Fuel Hose

As far as I`m aware you will only find correctly certified fuel hose in either 3/8" (8mm) or 5/16" (10mm) ID, easily.
For a 40hp Suzuki you should only require the 8mm
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Thanks for your help guys the thing is the current hose isn't certified and says suitable for food standard or something on the side
Will pick some 8mm up tommorow.

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Ok Louise, will give that a go, thanks for moving my post! Do you think you could give Tim M a hand moving his 3m RIB (see his post)!

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