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Old 15 April 2016, 10:42   #1
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Outboard fuel return

Do the modern outboards have a fuel return? I have two pickups on my tank, I think from when she had twins, or is one a pickup and one a return. Unfortunately some idiot removed all he plumbing before noticing
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Old 15 April 2016, 10:51   #2
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Nope, no fuel return on a petrol, diesel might be different. It's definitely a one way street with petroleum 🙄🙄


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Two pickups, or a pickup and a breather?

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I realised my boat used to run twins. It could be that
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Jetski's and Jetribs with Yam 2 strokes run out / return, but regular outboards don't.
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Thanks all

So next question is where can I buy a new pickup and what type. I've seen lots of types, and lots of different materials. My stainless ones have corroded and they look a bit home made. Just a stainless pipe bent round with a lump of metal gauze resting on the end which was also corroded. Are they usually solid or flexible?

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Mine is solid and built in. I guess your's screw out? Your's may have suffered from water lying under the fuel in anoxic conditions. Levels of bioethanol are going to rise in petrol - if going plastic make sure any glues etc will resist ethanol. I remember a couple of fuel filters gumming up a couple of years back due to ethanol...
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Thanks wilk

This is what I have..... It's a scorpion so glass tank as they all do. Grp inspection hatch, the can bus fuel sender which I fitted a few years ago and the 2 pickups. Boat has been laid up and the tank had had some work done on it. I filled it with water for safety when I was modifying parts and now the stainless has corroded.

I'm happy to replace with stainless again although I'm surprised by the corrosion. Equally happy to fit an off the shelf bit or whole new inspection plate. The current one is a pig to remove and replace, the seals perished and hymer used has also degraded.

The pickups have a 3 hole pattern, the canbus sensor has 5 hole which I made when it was fitted.
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