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Old 13 April 2014, 17:32   #1
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Quick release from fuel filter

I have a quicksilver filter/water separator on the transom, what I want to do is put a quick release connection on it so I can just swap tanks with the minimum of fuss.

Has anyone done this or have any ideas?
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Old 13 April 2014, 17:51   #2
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I attached a small hose to the brass connector and the standard yammie fitting to the end of it.
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The thing is, one of my tanks is the below deck tank (hoping it holds fuel) so I want to swap between it and remote ones.
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There must be a fuel line entering the filter from the under deck tank. You should be able to fit a male coupler to it and have the female attached to the filter. I am thinking if the quicksilver type. If there is not room you could use the yammie or Suzuki type which are smaller.
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A three way brass fuel switch with a trailing hose for the portable tank works well and is VERY quick to swap supplies on.
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Yup that's how I'm set up really easy to do
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Like this? ( single engine, single main built in tank, 22l reserve plastic can, excuse the dirt)
Fuel enters from photo left into brass barb. Post filter goes to primer bulb and engine quick release as usual. Similar fuel connector on reserve tank so the reserve tank contents goes through filter. If all connectors are the same (main tank,reserve tank,engine) then you can even bypass the filter If this is ever suspected of being an issue

If I had 2 built in tanks I'd do it differently


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Also having the 'flying lead' on the reserve tank means you carry spare primer bulb, QR fitting and hoses
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Like this? ( single engine, single main built in tank, 22l reserve plastic can, excuse the dirt)
Fuel enters from photo left into brass barb. Post filter goes to primer bulb and engine quick release as usual. Similar fuel connector on reserve tank so the reserve tank contents goes through filter. If all connectors are the same (main tank,reserve tank,engine) then you can even bypass the filter If this is ever suspected of being an issue

If I had 2 built in tanks I'd do it differently


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Just as a word of warning though - I had exactly the same set-up as Steve, but I found that in really rough conditions the connector on the fuel filter had a habit of working loose, allowing air to be drawn into the engine. Once I knew this was a problem at least I knew I just had to wiggle the connector back on - but the first time it took a while to work out as the connections looked OK - and we had a Red Jet bearing down in us at 40kts!
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Thanks for the ideas gents.
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