I noticed a problem with a clear thick liquid appearing inside the console. I rules out a fuel leak as there was no small and the liquid was too thick to be petrol.
It turned out to be a leak from the seal of the water separator, that is mounted inside the console (although I'm not sure the petrol changed into this gluttonous liquid).
I'm not sure whether this is something that can naturally work loose over time, or whether kit (e.g. daysack with spare clothing) stored in the the console may have knocked it in some rough water. If the latter is there any suitable simple protection I could put around it or is the answer just to routinely check the tightness of the securing screws on the filter bowl - something I haven't done up until now.
I don't want to move the filter from its original position - although I do wonder whether being mounted on the transom close to the engine would have been a better place than inside the console.
Has anyone else experienced this problem?
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