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Old 23 April 2012, 16:05   #11
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All my tanks are external, not lucky enough to have anything in built but best to keep everything separate as much as possible as you don;t want a problem with one section effecting both tanks.

I have a Y splitter with dual taps and each line has it's own bulb and tank connector so it's easy to change tanks etc with no fear of a pipe or connector failure causing an issue with the other tanks.
suppose whichever way you go with having more than one built in tank there's always for and against, but whatever you choose clean fuel is the priority all i'm after is adding around 40ltrs to the existing 120ltr tank to give a reserve, just in case. i'm trying to keep it simple, and not have too much to go wrong
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Old 23 April 2012, 16:11   #12
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I already have every thing I need except the in line fuel tap, I would prefer to fit the fuel bulb before the fuel filter as this would meen it would hange the right way up & then I can fit a second fuel line to the filter this would have quick connector to the portable fuel tank with its own bulb again befor the filter. I can then run off main tank with tape open & portable tank not fitted & to use the portable tank just connect switch off main & pump second fuel bulb.
Thinking about the L port valve would make it simpler to switch Between tanks & just prim the bulb if needed after, but cost a bit more but hay considering how much it costs to fill a tank hay Ho!
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Old 23 April 2012, 17:50   #13
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i see where your coming from now, but the description says: "The L port configuration allows one threaded female port to feed in, and two threaded female ports to feed out, which can be operated one at a time, but not together" does it also allow you feed the opposite way, two ports in, but one at a time and one port out?
Yes, I wouldn't have suggested it otherwise.

I've tried all sort of multi-tank & fuel hose set-ups over the years and the best IMO is an L port valve fitted to the outlet ports of 2 fuel filter units, with a permanent hose from the inboard tank feeding one filter and a second hose from the reserve tank(s) feeding the second filter. The outlet port of the L-port valve connects to the outboard. This way, the reserve tank is separately filtered and the hose can be quickly disconnected from one reserve tank and onto another, if you're on a long jaunt or away for a weekend for example.

Mick's choice of Soozook fittings is good, but the best ones (also Soozook ) for a quick changeover IMO are these:

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Fitted for a short time around 1990-92.
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Yes, I wouldn't have suggested it otherwise.

I've tried all sort of multi-tank & fuel hose set-ups over the years and the best IMO is an L port valve between 2 fuel filter units, with a permanent hose from the inboard tank feeding one filter and a second hose from the reserve tank(s) feeding the second filter. This way, the reserve tank is separately filtered and the hose can be quickly disconnected from one reserve tank and onto another, if you're on a long jaunt or away for a weekend for example.

Mick's choice of Soozook fittings is good, but the best ones (also Soozook ) for a quick changeover IMO are these:

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Fitted for a short time around 1990-92.
all makes sense now, but will have to wait till after this weekend, no time to do anything before saturday
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I am also on portables. Thing is if you fully empty them water build up is not the issue it is in an underdeck setup. I would just forget the filter & Swap connector at the engine.
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If I could I would as this is that I do on my SR4 with 50hp 2 st but with the 115hp 4st yam on my Ribeye you can not just disconnect the fuel line at the engine as it is permanently plumbed in!
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Just sent you a message Nick
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