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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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6.6 gallon fuel tank problem

I have a Merc. I filled the tank the other day and after trying to prime the line with no success I found that the fuel pick up hose inside the tank dry rotted and fell off.
Where can I get a new one?? Can I make one out of fuel hose and add a filter/strainer on the end?? any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 09:50 PM
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Re: 6.6 gallon fuel tank problem

Yep get a peice of clear plastic hose, better than rubber and use the strainer out of the old one.
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Re: 6.6 gallon fuel tank problem

there's a chance that was caused by ethanol. Do you use marine Stabil or some other ethanol fighting additive? If not, do so now and keep using it.
That part should be available at any Merc dealer, if the tank is a Merc tank that came with the motor

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Re: 6.6 gallon fuel tank problem

I'd stop in a marina, and buy a 6 inch piece of marine grade gas line ($1.25). It will resist any ethanol deteration.
Getting the old one oout can be difficult with the tank full. I have a pair of long 9inch needle nose pliers.

They usually have a course strainer on the end and yopu can just replace it on a new pickup/feed tube.

If you hose is new, then the hose on it will not be harmed by enthanol. I have fixed these problems at the dock by merely cutting off a 6-7 inch piece of the hose (most are way too long anyway); then replace the nd fitting with a SS clamp.

An inline clear visible filter close to the engine is always good.
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Re: 6.6 gallon fuel tank problem

this tank has been sitting empty for a few years and I didn't notice it until I filled it and squeezed the primer bulb and got nothing. I have replaced it already but will probably be doing the same in the 2 other tanks. I am running stabil(always) every time I fill the tank.

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