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Hi lads,

I have a predator 160 and Tohatsu 50 and just bought a new plastimo 65L fuel tank. The fuel tank seems to have two outlets a larger one and smaller one...? why is this? they are of the type that you can just push a hose over...

how do i connect this up.. also i am after a connection like i have on my tank that came with the engine.. its like a quick relase coulpling which seals when disconnected??

cheers

Andy
 

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Hi lads,

I have a predator 160 and Tohatsu 50 and just bought a new plastimo 65L fuel tank. The fuel tank seems to have two outlets a larger one and smaller one...? why is this? they are of the type that you can just push a hose over...

how do i connect this up.. also i am after a connection like i have on my tank that came with the engine.. its like a quick relase coulpling which seals when disconnected??

cheers

Andy
Andy - be careful when choosing the quick connectors. If Tohatsu are anything like Mariner there seems to be several types of quick in-line connector that on the face of it look the same, but I have found that some have a long locating prong and some short, and even when you think you've got the right one, some make a better seal than others. If you intend to leave the fittings on the tank alone and simply slide on the tubing, it's advisable to secure it in place with a jubilee clip (stops it leaking too). make sure you get stainless steel and the best type have rolled up edges so that they don't cut into the tubing. If you haven't fitted the tank yet it may be preferable to have someone fit a dedicated male fuel fitting on to which a female quick release can be pushed. That way you can use the standard fuel tubes that come with a priming bulb included (and it means you can carry a spare that you can fit in seconds in an emergency. You might also want to route your fuel hose through a water filter.
Could the other connector (the larger one) be for filling the tank via a pipe?
65 litres eh? You can get a long way on that with the Tohatsu 4 str
 

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yeah mike it will give me a bit more range than the standard 25L tank! hehe... :)
its a 2 stroke though not a 4..

I thought the larger one was for filling but not sure....

Ideally i'd like to have the exact connection that is on my current 25L tank that came with my engine so i can just quickly swap between the two tanks with my current hose with the bulb primer on it....


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That size tank is mainly intended to be a semi permanent fit. They are fitted with a plate that will take a tank level sender unit as well as a fitting for a filler tube and a take off for your engine. The barb that is fitted to take your fuel line will unscrew and leave a female thread. You then screw in a male fuel connector to match your fitting on the tohatsu. The fuel line is then fitted with 2 female ends which enable you to switch to a reserve tank if you need.

This is the sort of fitting http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/s...5184&hvarTarget=search&hvarAID=&cmCat=3401814

They do 2 sizes, the small one fits the engine end and the large one is normally on the tank , stops you fitting the fuel hose the wrong way as it will only prime in one direction.
 

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Hi lads,

I have a predator 160 and Tohatsu 50 and just bought a new plastimo 65L fuel tank. The fuel tank seems to have two outlets a larger one and smaller one...? why is this? they are of the type that you can just push a hose over...

how do i connect this up.. also i am after a connection like i have on my tank that came with the engine.. its like a quick relase coulpling which seals when disconnected??

cheers

Andy
Andy

Are you retaining the original tank???

Where are you going to locate a 65ltr tank ????? thats a hell of a lot of weight,(130-140 lbs ish ) if you putting that in the back of the boat.

Cheers Ian
 

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hi chris... yeah that looks like what i need... do you know of anywhere in the uk? can you buy the fuel hose already made up with primer bulb cause i'd like to carry a spare too..??

ian,

yeah at the back but i'll only fill it when planning extended trips... cant go that far really on 25L.....

cheers

andy
 
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