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Old 16 October 2020, 09:57   #1
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Spout for emptying 12L tank

My 12L tank for my Suzuki DF6 has a few L of fuel left that Id like to be able to pour into the lawn mower / car.

Im searching for a screw on spout like you get on the smaller 5L garage Jerry cans but that fits the larger thread of the 12L outboard tank cap...

Anyone know of one? Or have another easy method Im missing?

Its at that level where any attempt of careful pouring using a funnel results in fuel on the floor... Id like to avoid it.

Many thanks in advance,
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Old 16 October 2020, 10:35   #2
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I put a large plastic funnel into a normal car type 5 litre plastic container then tip the contents of the boat tanks - I have two 25 litre ones - into that. Obviously you need to avoid overfilling the 5 litre one!
Then use the 5 litre with its own flexi hose to put in the car tank.
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Self priming siphon ever time:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hyfive-Ji...cAAOSwtrJbReZ3
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This looks like a total winner! Thanks
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Just remove the fitting off the tank hose at the outboard end, prime the bulb to start and leave it to syphon out. Refit fitting when done. Or do what Max said
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Just remove the fitting off the tank hose at the outboard end, prime the bulb to start and leave it to syphon out. Refit fitting when done. Or do what Max said


Good shout, but sadly my fuel line is the cheaper fixed type with the crimped on connectors so I cant easily remove it.
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Spout for emptying 12L tank

What can I say... Im just a guy looking for the right spout...

Though I was waiting for someone to tell me I could fashion one from a lemonade bottle...
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To be fair we've had much worse conversations on here. I suspect like many people, I bought my jiggle syphon from the bloke at the boat show and it's one of those bits of kit that makes you wonder how you coped before.
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To be fair we've had much worse conversations on here. I suspect like many people, I bought my jiggle syphon from the bloke at the boat show and it's one of those bits of kit that makes you wonder how you coped before.
Yup but you cant get then going when there is very little petrol in the can.
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Yup but you cant get then going when there is very little petrol in the can.
That's generally the sign that it's empty and no more jiggling is required.
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On a serious note, was it just that you wanted to use the petrol or does the petrol degenerate over a period of time?
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To be fair we've had much worse conversations on here. I suspect like many people, I bought my jiggle syphon from the bloke at the boat show and it's one of those bits of kit that makes you wonder how you coped before.


I bought 2 the last time we were down. 1 lives on the boat for fuel duty, the other lives in the camper for topping up the water tank.
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On a serious note, was it just that you wanted to use the petrol or does the petrol degenerate over a period of time?


Views on how quickly or badly modern fuel degrades varies. All sorts of things may have an influence - how its stored (sealed vs vented, plastic vs metal, temp, humidity), tank full or part full, the type of fuel (ethanol free vs standard vs possible supermarket), if youve added 2 stroke oil, how long its been in the supply chain before you filled your tank and then your engines sensitivity to stale fuel etc all have an impact on the issue.

You can buy stabiliser. You will find people who swear its essential and people who never use it and never have a problem going from Sept to April with no special precautions. Search the forum if you are looking for some entertainment - people on both sides have quite entrenched views.
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To be fair we've had much worse conversations on here. I suspect like many people, I bought my jiggle syphon from the bloke at the boat show and it's one of those bits of kit that makes you wonder how you coped before.
Yes ,very annoying that boat show was cancelled this year ,.i was hoping to get a jiggle syphon and an anchor buddy on a package deal !!
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I never realised how much I owed my father's early training so I was able to cleanly transfer any liquid to/fro any receptacle without "a funnel'ng or a jiggl'ng"!!
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