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Old 03 June 2011, 05:07   #1
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Help!... canīt find fuel connector for old Mariner

Hi guys,
Iīve bought an old (early 80s) 15hp Mariner engine...shipped over to Spain, but canīt find the right connector to fit to the 3 round prongs on the engine.. the guys here say they donīt make em anymore..

So.. can anyone tell me if there is a way around this (eg īfakeīwith a newer 2 pin connector?)

Much obliged guys!
(itīs been very frustrating..)

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Old 03 June 2011, 05:36   #2
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Take the connector off and plumb in an inline one. Job done

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Old 03 June 2011, 10:46   #3
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tell them to look in an old (1991/2) accessory guide or look at an old model on their electronic parts cataloge, or plumb straight in as suggested
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I take it by īplumb straight inīyou mean connect hose directly .. using a circ clip to secure? I did consider this, but as it was my first SIB purchase, I wanted to be sure there was no chance of an accident.

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Small stainless hose clamp (or two if you tend to the more paranoid side.) There are plier-removable spring clamps that would work as well.

If you go with the worm-screw type, make sure you source from a chandler, or at least someone who knows the difference between all-stainless construction and the ones using stainless for just the band. Household and automotive clamps are mild steel for the screw and housing, and will rust away pretty quickly (and be inoperative, til they fall apart.)

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Old 05 June 2011, 13:08   #6
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brilliant advice..all sorted and ship shape!...
Thanks to you guys, I managed my maiden voyage yesterday!
... woo hooo!

Thanks again!
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