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Old 09 November 2009, 05:22   #1
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Fuel filler pipe

One of the irritations on my RIB is the fuel filling arrangement. The filler cap is set in the side of the console and connects by a short length of flexible hose to a 90 s/s elbow and then a further hose from the other end of the elbow to the opening on the top of the tank, which is directly below. If I refuel from a roadside petrol station, it's a painfully slow process because the pump nozzle can't go round the corner of the elbow, so I can only trickle the fuel in. I don't even try now - I use 20 litre containers and a flexible hose and siphon the fuel in. Would it be possible/sensible to replace the elbow with a (say) 45 one and then use the flexibility of the hose to complete the turn? Where could I buy such an elbow?
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Old 09 November 2009, 07:36   #2
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Why not go for a full length of flexible from cap to tank? - Will be less joints for a start.

Only thing is it might be be an anti syphoning, device but id you can live without that, no reason why you canlt go flex direct.
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Old 09 November 2009, 07:41   #3
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Why not go for a full length of flexible from cap to tank? - Will be less joints for a start.

Only thing is it might be be an anti syphoning, device but id you can live without that, no reason why you canlt go flex direct.
I'll check that (anti-siphon) but I don't think it is. Flexible for the entire run should work so thanks for suggesting that. Is there a rule of thumb for minimum radius I should put on the bend? Or is it just a case of applying common sense by not asking the hose clips to work too hard?
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Never having had to fit one, I canlt give you a definite answer, but I'd go with that as a good start. Possibly could tie wrap it to things to stop it bouncing around as well?
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If you need more pipe I got mine from this seller on ebay, next day delivery too.
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/silicone_hose...&_trksid=p3686
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