Category «Fuel System»

Fuel System Leak Test

This last weekend I installed the filter assembly in the engine room and started the leak tests. This involved… bolting the filter assembly to the bulkhead and attaching the supply/return hoses dumping about 50 gallons of diesel in the main center fuel tank temporarily wiring fuel gauges for all five fuel tanks Assembled fuel system …

Fuel System, Part II…

…is in and more or less buttoned up. During the re-check of fittings (in last post), I took the opportunity to tidy the hoses a bit more. Supply and Return manifolds Other side. Fill manifold permanently mounted. Supply/return hoses plumbed (blue hoses). Part III will be the fitting of filters, circulation pump and a wet …

Fuel System Update …Update

Reader Michael took a good look at the pictures I posted for this previous post, and noted that the inserts for the hose flare fittings did not appear to be fully seated (excess threads were showing). We exchanged a few emails with me pointing out I had never used these fittings before and him forwarding …

Fuel System Update

So we last left the fuel system when I was just starting to install the hoses. I was using standard automotive fuel hose. Then my wife and I had a conversation that went something like “No, I want marine grade hose”, she said. “Ok, but it will be more expensive”, I said. “Thats ok. It …

Fuel System: Day Tank Plumbing

Lots of progress being made, few projects actually “done”, as seems to be the case with lots of sub-projects progressing in parallel. This one is waiting on parts. Day Tanks: The two port side fuel “day” tanks are more or less plumbed. Vents installed, and fuel feed/return lines installed to run back to the engine …

Need to Vent?

Despite being knocked on my back with illness late last week, I managed to get some stuff done toward the end of the weekend. The logical follower to fuel fill lines is, fuel vent lines! All tank vent lines lead up to a small manifold mounted on the bulked near the deckfill. Each vent line …