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Old 29 April 2008, 15:14   #1
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adding an additional fuel tank

Hello all Iím looking at adding an additional fuel tank to the internal one I all ready have. I have a racor filter/separator with 2 intakes and 2 out putts. Iím feeding 2 90HP TLDI 2 strokes. I want to be able to take the extra tank off and not have the additional weight when itís not needed. SO does any one know of a quick disconnect I can attach to the filter side that will allow enough fuel to pass to feed both motors but not require tools to release the hose from the tank? At full throttle they want about 20 gallons an hour. I have about 3í of hose going from the filter to the motor and would have about another 2-3í of hose from the tank to the filter.
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Old 29 April 2008, 15:37   #2
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I have these hydraulic quick disconnects on my fuel lines:

http://www.intricoproducts.com/catal..._isobplug.html

I have 2 tanks and 2 motors and the set up in the pic allows me any combination of tank/motor
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Old 29 April 2008, 21:55   #3
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hey donnie, you should post some pictures of your boat. i want to check out that a-frame/rack thing. i also want to see the console etc.

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Old 30 April 2008, 09:35   #4
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I use the quick connect fittings also, between multiple aluminum and flexible tanks, and between the primary inboard diesel and a backup diesel outboard..works great and has gotten me out of trouble several times. I installed them a long time ago, but I think I sourced the connectors from Parker Hennefin. Someone else may know a current supplier.
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Old 30 April 2008, 10:22   #5
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I added my second tank like the picture below, there is a main engine and an auxilary a main tank and an auxilary. Both tanks feed the main engine via a Racor filter/water separator. The feed from the auxilary tank can be disconnected and the auxilary motor can then be connected. The auxilary motor also has a small inbuilt tank as well.
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Old 01 May 2008, 13:13   #6
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Hey thanks guys I appreciate the info. I came across the parker fitting after the recommendation from Martini.

Columbia I will get pics this weekend. I do have a couple of the console but I don't have any of the new rack. I replaced that rusty thing you have seen with an aluminum one. Looks a lot better and this weekend Iím working on welding up one for the front to hold more dive tanks and an anchor bow sprint.
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