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Old 26 March 2014, 04:43   #1
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Fuel lines & primer bulb

Before I fit new lines and bulbs is it best to have primer bulb nearer engine or the tank?? I have too tanks to rig up.
First being located at transom directly by outboard the 2nd at fwd end of rib in front of console
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Forgot to add I also have a water separator mounted on transom so is it good idea to have after or before it?
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Fuel primer nearer to the engine than tank and after the fuel / water seperator
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....make sure you have the arrows on the bulb pointing in the desired direction of flow.
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Primer Bulbs

On the subject of primer bulbs. I have noticed on the net that there are complaints about certain makes of bulb and experanced problems with a new tempo bulb. where can a man get a good quality primer bulb?

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Speak to rob (turbodiesel) and get a genuine quicksilver one. Not expensive and very good quality. A bad primer bulb can blow an engine to smithereens from running lean and make sure to use the right size hose and clamps to install.
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So for a 90 yam yr 1990 ish is 3/8" fuel hose right?
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Yes that's spot on. The bigger the line the better as it reduces the restriction in the system giving better performance and reduces the possibility of lean running.
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Fuel primer nearer to the engine than tank and after the fuel / water seperator
Oh bugger..!

I've just set up a second fuel tank and a water separator. I was advised to fit fuel bulbs(I have two-one per 25ltr fuel tank)before the separator.

I then have a short length(approx 500mm) of 3/8" fuel line from separator to outboard (suzuki DF50).

Does anyone see a problem with this....I'm testing next weekend.
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