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Old 28 September 2015, 16:34   #11
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Check the tap is plumbed in correctly. On that set up the bottom hole has to allow the feed from the two top is it definitely doing that? Shouldn't matter but I configured mine with the bulb before the separator not after but that should just mean it's pull not push to get the fuel through

Does the bulb get hard when you pump it? If it doesn't there is deffo a leak or the tanks aren't venting


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Looking at it again I'd bin that fuel separator and get a quicksilver. Threads should be compatible I bet that's where the sealing problem is


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I had this same problem last weekend first time out with a new engine........ Just couldn't get any fuel to the separator........... Everything is brand new. Any ideas? Clogged line, faulty tap, faulty separator?
You could always take it back
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I had this same problem last weekend first time out with a new engine. Replaced twin Yam 90s with a single Merc 200 and had a fuel tap exactly like this one to switch between the two original under deck tanks. Just couldn't get any fuel to the separator. Filled the separator with siphoned fuel and engine would run perfectly for about 2 mins until the separator was empty again. Tried undoing fuel line to tap and sucking petrol and confirmed no problem there so it is something between the fuel separator and tap. See pic showing setup. Everything is brand new. Any ideas? Clogged line, faulty tap, faulty separator?

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If they fitted the setup then I agree that you need to take it back.
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Yeah I already spoke to Simon yesterday and he has asked me to bring it back to him so he can fix it. Been very helpful. He thinks it may be a faulty tap but noticed this thread and thought I'd ask in case anyone had the same problem and can point him in the right direction. Double checked and everything is fitted correctly. The bulb is priming and working fine but only when the fuel separator is full. I personally think air is getting in somewhere.
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Ok, found the problem. It was the gasket to the fuel separator. Sorted now. Must get a spare for the toolbox. Lesson learned, should also have got this sorted before getting on the slipway!!
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Ok, found the problem. It was the gasket to the fuel separator. Sorted now. Must get a spare for the toolbox. Lesson learned, should also have got this sorted before getting on the slipway!!
lightly grease the gasket on the filter before tightening it up.
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Get rid of that filter if there is a gasket around the clear part at the bottom. Nowt but trouble if it gets a knock. Filters are cheap just replace yearly
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