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Old 02 July 2003, 10:26   #1
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fuel line length

Does any one know the max length that you can run a fuel line and still ahave a standared outboard fuel pump managing to get fuel. I am asuming that the fuel line is horizontal so gravety is not an issue.

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Old 02 July 2003, 10:47   #2
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Fuel Line Length

Not sure although on my last boat I had am extra fuel tank mounted in the bow with 6m of fuel hose between it and the engine without any problems. That was for a 225hp Suzuki which I suppose needed a bloody good internal fuel pump considering the amount of fuel it used

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Old 05 July 2003, 09:33   #3
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Length Shouldn’t cause a problem after it has been primed through, if you have a high pressure fuel pump on your engine make sure it if fully bleed so not to burn the pump out
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Old 05 July 2003, 10:49   #4
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If you are conserned about running long lines fit your non return priming bulb close to the engine as the motor now has fuel pressure created by the bulb ,the bulb will do the long draw, and once started and a fluid circuit is made you should have no problem getting fuel to the motor

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