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Old 02 June 2019, 08:32   #1
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Fuel and tank

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Got a Suzuki 15hp, the fuel tank connector comes off far to easy... can any hose be used etc as seen a quicksilver fuel tank and connector which looks far better can I simply buy a new set up will it fit my engine or must it be Suzuki
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Old 02 June 2019, 09:03   #2
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Ha ha I've had trouble with those too. Just needs a foot rested on it out at sea and a minute later the engine stops and panic sets in.

Any make tank you fancy will do.
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Old 02 June 2019, 10:01   #3
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Thx . Yes and if said conectiom goes in water . Water in outboard eek
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Hi

Got a Suzuki 15hp, the fuel tank connector comes off far to easy... can any hose be used etc as seen a quicksilver fuel tank and connector which looks far better can I simply buy a new set up will it fit my engine or must it be Suzuki
If connector comes off very easily from male connector, the clip on the female connector is not clipping and holding right onto the male connector. Push it fully in, wiggle it a bit, if it's needed push clip firm down with finger till locks onto male connector. Same issue applies for any other brand fuel line, if any connector is not inserted an locked as it should, will inevitably fall off.

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Old 02 June 2019, 13:11   #5
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Loco the Suzuki tank end connections even when properly clipped/snapped on will disconnect easily in error as the spring to pull the collar back is quite light.
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Personally mine are pretty good genuine Suzuki however there are some non brand on the market which are rubbish. They do suffer from sticking on the ball bearings which prevents a good lock
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Old 02 June 2019, 14:07   #7
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Yep mine was OE Suzuki but you know what I mean Jeff re pulling the collar back to release the tank end. The spring in the collar was so light the briefest touch from someone brushing their foot over the tank was enough to dislodge. I'm assuming Cumbria is finding the same.
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Yep mine was OE Suzuki but you know what I mean Jeff re pulling the collar back to release the tank end. The spring in the collar was so light the briefest touch from someone brushing their foot over the tank was enough to dislodge. I'm assuming Cumbria is finding the same.
Yep see what you mean a quick fix could be a lanyard tied to prevent it pulling off I guess. Or with my big tank it has the option of a straight bayonet with a clip round to make perminant
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Is the tank end connector strictly necessary? My aux tank has a permanently attached hose and just a connector for the engine.

EDIT--- thinking about it I could see that if your hose was fixed in some way to the boat you'd want to be able to disconnect from the tank to take it out to fill.
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How nice ate I, lent boat to m8 had it out at weekend and managed to get the hose off the tank and water in engine.

Seems to have cleared it as he's a engineer but says looses power at top end and sounds like it's going to stall.

Omg lesson learned don't lend m8s your boat..


Ps off to buy a new tank yam or silver or the like with better connections..

Pps any ideas why engine dropping reves at top end... 15hp Suzuki efi
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Brand new Suzuki EFI... water in fuel system!!!

Straight to the dealers to get it properly flushed and checked before the injectors are damaged.
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Brand new Suzuki EFI... water in fuel system!!!

Straight to the dealers to get it properly flushed and checked before the injectors are damaged.
Agree your high pressure filter is a kind of fabric and won't dry out I think the injectors have filters too, are you hitting the rev limiter at WOT
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I would get that outboard straight to the dealer and get it sorted.
I also would consider fuel water separator for outboard Steve not that expensive and saves a load of hassle as for the connection sea if your dealer will change them as they are quite new and should be lasting a bit longer than that ??
How's your hip replacement are you sorted !!
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I was talking to a dealer just this week about old OBs vs new and EFI in particular. He said they'd had a latest model Suzuki 15 back in where the smallest amount of water got to the injectors and brought it to its knees. He was thinking perhaps it would be good advice if all EFI outboards... even if used for a daily setup... had a water separator filter on the transom.
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That's true David the high pressure filter is so fine it clogs very easy being a 1000 hour service is a joke any water in the system will prevent fuel flow past it and being an enclosed system it can't dry out plus salt water is sudden death. I ve had a fuel separator from new on mine even as carefull as I am I've had some water in there, injectors arnt cheap either
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Dealer says engineer off till friday...

M8 says will pay to have it fixed if needed
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Is the tank end connector strictly necessary? My aux tank has a permanently attached hose and just a connector for the engine.
Ditto . Just leave mine attached to the tank all the time. Easy enough to disconnect at the motor if it needs to be removed for refuelling, but haven't had to do that yet while out & about.
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Well m8 turned up today with brand new Suzuki outboard.

Took other off to sort and use as a back up for his sail boat
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You should have paid the difference and got 20hp plus upgrade to T38 😁😁
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