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Fuel tank return fuel pipe fitting!

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:14 pm
by sentoray
Hi,

I have a centaur and I am fitting a beta 20 to her at the moment.

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The problem I have just realised is there is no fitting on the tank for the return fuel pipe on the tank.

I have installed a bulkhead infront of the fuel tank as so I can fit sound deadening to it.

I may be able to jiggle the fuel tank to get to one of the top corners of the tank to fit a fitting of some sort. I was thinking of a 1/4" flange (if I can find one) or a 1/2" flange and reduce the threads to fit a 1/4" 8mm barbed fuel line connector. This is only if I can screw the flange down with a lot of gasket sealer.

The other idea I had (but I think it forces air into the fuel system but just wanted to check) is the water/fuel filter I have has 2 x in and 2 x out fittings on it. Could I connect the return feed onto the tank side of the water/fuel filter?

Also it would be good to hear if any body has put a beta 20 into a centaur and how has it been?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Nick

Re: Fuel tank return fuel pipe fitting!

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:25 pm
by mikebuggy
You just need to return the fuel to the top of the tank. Dont use the filter/separator fitting. I put a Beta in my boat and went through the same problems.

Re: Fuel tank return fuel pipe fitting!

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:39 pm
by sentoray
Thanks mikebuggy,

Thought the water separator wouldn't work. Just need to figure out how to get a fitting onto the stainless steel tank preferably without moving it.