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Old 05 June 2012, 17:11   #51
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A buddy of mine had a bunch of fuel flow problems (diagnosed by a repair facility as low pressure fuel filter, then a high pressure fuel filter.)

After many iterations of supposed repair, he found that the fuel line was some sort of cloth-reinforced rubber with a plastic lining, and that plastic lining was falling apart and clogging everything up.

He changed out the fuel line (and added a canister filter) and everything has been OK since. New fuel line does not have the plastic lining.

His boat is a 15.5' Zodiac Rib with a Merc 60EFI.

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Old 06 June 2012, 04:11   #52
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he found that the fuel line was some sort of cloth-reinforced rubber with a plastic lining, and that plastic lining was falling apart and clogging everything up.

He changed out the fuel line (and added a canister filter) and everything has been OK since. New fuel line does not have the plastic lining.

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That sounds like ethanol degredation of the fuel line.
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That sounds like ethanol degredation of the fuel line.
Could be. Though it would have hard to prove with a 7 year old boat.

Personally, I was surprised by the lined fuel hose. I'd never seen that before.

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