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Old 15 November 2012, 17:54   #1
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After a fuel separator for use on the SIB.
Obviously the unit can't be mounted as the tank is removed and SIB packed away.
Is there a separator that can be mounted in line with the fuel line and not permanently fixed?

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Old 15 November 2012, 19:53   #2
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The question here must be WHY? Surely you are using a smallish portable tank which shouldn't be affected by water ingress or condensation??
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I have had water enter my fuel tank, when taking rollers over the stern on the beach so it can happen.

You can use any fuel canister and just make a quick release for it on the transom. The fuel line just gets cut and the filter installed inline. No big deal.
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The question here must be WHY? Surely you are using a smallish portable tank which shouldn't be affected by water ingress or condensation??
I've been having some trouble with my OB and found water droplets on the plugs.

Changed the head gasket but water still there so I'm assuming there's water in the fuel.

It is a 22 litre plastic tank so relatively small.
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I've been having some trouble with my OB and found water droplets on the plugs.

Changed the head gasket but water still there so I'm assuming there's water in the fuel.

It is a 22 litre plastic tank so relatively small.
If you've so much water in the fuel that you can see it on the plugs, you'd be able to see it in the tank. I think your problem is elsewhere. I'd take another look at that head gasket
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Or the water is just condensation inside the cylinders? ..it does happen, but is usually not enough to stop the engine firing up.
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Changed the head gasket but water still there so I'm assuming there's water in the fuel.
Seems pretty drastic when compared to emptying the tank into a container and having a look...

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No need to drain the tank, just tip it so the low point is near the fill opening and peer in with a flashlight. In small gas tanks water is pretty easy to spot, just slightly shift the tank around, and you should see the two layers. If there is water, you should be able to siphon it all out, then throw away or play with fire and burn that gas.
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