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Old 18 May 2020, 12:03   #1
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new fuel line installation

Hi all, just ordered and received new fuel hose and primer bulb for my 4.8M Ribcraft.
I have from 25 litre tank via primer bulb, to transom mounted fuel filter then from fuel filter to Mariner 60 HP efi engine.

I assume i wont need to worry about the pressure in the old fuel line, just disconnect old hoses and fit the new ones, if that makes sense
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Old 18 May 2020, 14:27   #2
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Yes, should be a simple case of disconnect from the fuel filter, raise that end up to let any fuel in the old hose drain back into the tank, disconnect from tank, connect up the new pipe, prime your new bulb, and go boating!

The fuel system isn't high pressure, and the fuel pump is in the engine sucking the fuel up, so there won't be a sudden fountain of fuel going everywhere once you disconnect.
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Old 19 May 2020, 10:45   #3
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Thanks, also can i use or SHOULD i use a bit of ptfe tape on the threads before sliding the new fuel lines on.
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I wouldn't use ptfe tape ,, most outboard manufacturers specify that in their blurb. Small bits of the tape can come off & block injectors, carbs etc ,,, allegedly
I think most fuel fittings are taper thread so ok without anything but for belt & braces this is good stuff

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Thanks, also can i use or SHOULD i use a bit of ptfe tape on the threads before sliding the new fuel lines on.
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Old 25 May 2020, 04:33   #5
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Thanks all, didnt use anything in the end as all connections were barbed/pushfit, and to be honest were so tight fitting, i am happy with what i have done.
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