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Either a valve or the portable tank type as you suggested with the spring loaded check valve standard outboard quick disconnect would meet the requirement H If your float is cork, and disintegrates in 15 years, you will only lose fuel tank reading capability, not produced a leak if bad cork is used as a gasket You need two clamps to connect the FILL hose to any fitting. Obviously they are the result of research and or failures of construction that they are trying to minimize in the futures. Again, these standards are designed that you don’t blow up your boat 10 miles from shore with resulting tragic results. Your family and friends etc. The cost to do it right by following the standards at least for your fuel installation is minimal. The ABYC manual is costly, maybe bucks or so and is probably expensive to produce as it is over 2 inches thick.

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Note miles on odometer at fill-up. But that process only gave us an average fuel burn over time. Outboard manufacturers now make it fairly foolproof for boaters with newer engines to operate their vessels at peak efficiency simply by adjusting throttles and trim tabs while watching a digital display.

Custom fiberglass console w/ flush-mounted depthfinder, tach, speed, fuel gauge, water pressure gauge & easy touch switching Available w/ a wide range of factory rigged outboards Cranking battery w/ holder.

Many of us do padlock the trailer hitch lever down so it can not be disconnected from the ball. This can also be a good thing to get used to doing as it is a reminder to not forget to snap the lever down onto the ball. But what about securing the hitch extension into the bumper’s receiver? If you just use the original spring snap clip to hold the pin in place, it is rather easy to pull the pin, slide the trailer rearward enough to get the extension out of the receiver and then transfer the extension to a waiting vehicle that has the same commonly used receiver.

To prevent this, I have drilled my extension pin out enough to also accept a padlock bail, as shown in the photo below on the right. It is nice to purchase 2 or 3 padlocks using the same key for this situation. You do need to remove the extension padlock occasionally and clean the padlock up so it will function when needed. I have found that if you don’t, the lock may become hard to unlock. Therefore it may be prudent to smear some Vaseline around where the bail enters the base to keep out water which turns metal into rust and over the key slot to keep the dust from getting inside the tumbler.

For those of you who may wonder what the upper license plate frame says, it is “Crime Control” on top, and the bottom as seen, “Not Gun Control”. Padlock securing the extension to the receiver Don’t overlook padlocking your spare tire to the trailer as shown below. On this unit, the padlock hole end needed to be bent down to give enough to snap a standard shank length padlock lock into.

You will also notice that this wheel is turned upside down as to protect the valve stem from being stepped on and broken off.

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Fuel and water filters: Picture a hot, windless Sunday afternoon as you power home on a glassy sea. Suddenly your engine slows and stops or overheats. Today of all days! You really did not need this, and it could have all been avoided.

wiring color codes Here is a listing of common color codes for Yamaha outboard motors. There is an industry-standard set of wire codes in general use by most manufacturers except Yamaha.

I have a Cobalt with factory hp motors that was built for Paxton, the president of Cobalt. Less than hrs on engines and 2. John Smith Just purchased a Cobalt The depth finder works for seconds and then goes back to 1 foot. Any ideas on troubleshooting? Geoff Anyone know what the warning beeper means. Not the one for depth finder, one that beeps every 10 seconds or so from the engine compartment. Scott Damman The only experience I have had like this that I could not figure out at the time was when my drive oil container up front had a small leak, therfore the lube was running a bit low.

Otherwise, just make sure you check the temp gauge to make sure you are not over heating — could have a failing impeller. Sean Possibly your lower unit oil level alarm…if you boat is so equipped. You have probably already done this, but first check all your fluid levels, and see if the temp gage seems to read correct as the engine warms.

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Best method is to fill the fuel cell completely. The guage should read full. If not, then slowly turn the screw until the sender reads full. If you remove the hot wire from the sending unit the gauge should go to empty, if you touch it to the ground the gauge should go to full.

Regulators & Pressure Gauges. A pressure gauge, whether a separate unit or built into the regulator, must be installed immediately after the main tank valve and is used to detect leaks in the propane system, not as a fuel gauge.

Therefore it is important to use the gauge and matching sender in your project. Only one hole for the sender is supplied in an original tank, unlike the fine reproduction tanks that come with two. The second hole in them is for the fuel pickup or electric pump in fuel-injected cars. I had to rotate the flange slightly to allow for drilling holes to match the six-hole pattern on my tank.

A new gasket was made and the unit cut-down to account for the depth of the tank. Most sending units have a float assembly that has to be modified to fit the depth of the vehicles tank. There is a new alternative now available that you might consider if you are still in the process of selecting a gauge set. It is a new type of floatless fuel sender from Classic Instruments.

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By Kevin Falvey posted Dec 3rd, at So is a screwdriver. Boat fuel gauges can be troublesome.

Be certain to use stranded, insulated wire not lighter that 18 AWG that is approved for marine use. 2. Cut a /16” diameter hole in the dash and mount the gauge with the back clamp supplied. For connectorized These instructions concern only fuel gauge installations.

Every piece has been pre-inspected to guarantee full range of calibrated readings and designed for gasoline applications. You can also use diesel if separate return line is available. For your safety and for best results, pre-read the following instructions completely before installation. We, at Moeller Marine, thank you for your purchase.

Organize all the hand tools you will need to complete installation: Replace an existing fuel sender by removing the old unit. Note the direction of movement of the old float arm to assist installation. Position new unit above tank, aligning screw hole pattern in the mounting flange with hole pattern in top of tank. Observe the direction of float arm movement.

If arm position causes it to hit tank wall, you must rotate the sending unit see next step. Push on end of screw gently while holding mounting plate still. This will dislodge center square located at screw base, allowing assembly to move freely.

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How do you switch from one tank to the other? Most boats with more than one tank come standard equipped with a very basic manual 4-way brass selector valve which often is located in some obscure and hard to access place in your engine compartment. Obviously, not the most convenient way to execute what should be a much more seamless maneuver. But there is a better way. The SuperFuel Valve also is a true ball valve construction which means there is no narrowing of the internal half-inch I.

I am attempting to hook up the tach and power trim and tilt gauges. The part/id number on the OMC tach is and on the T/T gauge is / First, what do I set the small black switch on the back of the tach at for this motor, 2, 4, 5 or 6?

How much fuel is in my tanks? Oct 25, Schematic of a fuel tank with a float-type fuel level sender. You wonder if there is enough fuel to go the distance. There are two things you need to know before you can be sure: How accurate is your gauge and tank sender? You want to speed up to beat the approaching front. The bouncing fuel gauge appears to say there is slightly more than a quarter tank, and you do the calculations.

At full speed you get 0. Your tank capacity is gallons so you should have about gallons of fuel. Do you actually have that much fuel? The gauge To understand how all of it works, we have to know the magic numbers of 33 ohms your tank is full to ohms your tank is empty. This resistance range is read by analog marine fuel gauges, and the gauge needle theoretically points to the corresponding fuel level. For example, if the circuit resistance is ohms the needle points to half full. More sophisticated sender technologies emulate the 33 to ohm output for standard fuel gauge use.

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I can’t find those part numbers you listed for either of the gauges. Do they look like any of the ones on this page here? I also checked another OMC trim gauge manual that I have. Black with Brown stripe is ground.

FLOWMETER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS – 1 – maximum fuel pump vacuum. A vacuum gauge can be used to confirm that the system is within the manufacturer’s limits. The use of one (1) 90 degree elbow is the equivalent of adding 15’ of additional and any moving parts, install the sensor with the orientation arrows point UP. Fuel MUST enter.

How-To Library — Service: Thanks to everyone who gave me specs and advice to sort this out. Apparently with a combination of new fuel tanks and new senders there’s a bigger need to calibrate both gauge and sender than there used to be. This is what you will need: Digital Multi-meter Resistors at the following values: Optionally you can just set the sender to these values. A 10VDC power source.

Wall warts can do this and be found anywhere from RS to K-Mart. Needle nose or small pliers Patience! You can try to calibrate the sender first which is much easier than getting the gauge out. It might just be enough. You can also look at your gauge and take a reading off your sender while its in the tank and see how close it is to the corresponding values above. Or you can do pull the gauge and make sure its done the first time.

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No, our process does not allow us to move fittings that are molded in during the molding process. Moeller fuel tanks are designed for the recreational boating industry. Any modification or change is at the risk of the owner and also voids any warranty that accompanies the product. Cross linked polyethylene has unique properties which make it an ideal material for fuel tanks.

Aug 28,  · It is a dual tank boat, and when I switch from portside tank to starboard the gauge does not move one bit. “Jumped” the sending unit wire to the fuel gauge wire (with a fish hook, lol) and turned the power on. No movement what-so-ever. I’m thinking it must be the gauge. Topic: Fuel gauge not working. QUICK LINKS UB Home Main Forum.

Fuel tank, Facet pump, and fuel lines installed on a Challenger. Click on images to enlarge. Sealing Threaded Connections as appear on the Facet pump The first question that will arise when you go to install the hose barbs on the Facet is, “What type of thread sealer do I use? If you have hose barbs that are also brass, no sealer is required. The threads, being pipe threads, are tapered and the design of the thread is such that they create an interference fit as you torque them down.

But, you must torque them down tight, really tight. No, you don’t need a torque wrench for this. If you hold the body of the Facet with a wrench that is about a foot long, and then use a smaller wrench, about 6 inches long, to turn the barb, the proper torque will be just about “all you can apply” by hand, assuming you are of average strength. The barb will begin to bind after only about 3 or 4 threads are screwed into the port on the Facet.

Then use the wrenches.

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