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    Fuel pump does not run when key is turned

    Hello, When I turn the ignition key in my 1989 E28, Universal M2-12, the electric fuel pump is supposed to run, correct? Mine does not; has anyone had experience with this? The background of the question: My engine was running great when I decided to drain the primary fuel filter bowl for the...
  2. C

    1978 E27 Fuel Indicator

    Hey! I need to replace my fuel indicator because the receiver wire is missing. I attempted to take it out but gas started to slowly come out so i stopped. I guess i still had some fuel in the tank . Does anyone happen to know the length of the fuel indicator? OR does anyone have a...
  3. B

    Elco 9.9 Electric Outboard: Yes, I am buying it.

    Hi all...coming from a 1963 wooden Star moored in swim-able waters and now owning a E27 at with all that fiberglass opportunity plus living aboard at a marina on the Puget Sound.... Took out the Atomic 4, rusted, half disassembled and missing the carburetor...gas tank was foamed in (yikes) and...
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    Racor Fuel Filter Plugs?

    Our E32 with an M25 Universal has a Racor Fuel Filter with a 2 micron R24S element. The top of the filter has 3 white plugs/knobs. I have never disturbed them and just changed the R24S element regularily. But these plugs/knobs must have a purpose. Can someone please educate me on the porpose of...
  5. Rick R.

    Fake Fuel Gauge? A Modern Mystery

    I removed my fuel guage today so I could order a replacement and when I took out the two screws I realized it was a fake gauge with no conection to the inside of the tank. Where is your fuel gauge? Mine is under the mattress in the aft cabin. There was nothing underneath but a cap...
  6. Rick R.

    Replacement Fuel Guage for 1989 32-200

    Took a look at the fuel gauge on the tank in the aft berth this morning and the arrow is missing. Can anyone tell me where to find the replacement? It looks to be mechanical vs electric. Thanks in advance.
  7. T

    e29 fuel leak?

    So we had a race Saturday and I ended up with about 2+ gallons of diesel fuel under my engine. I syphoned it out along with about a gallon in the area where the stuffing box is. I recently took out the tank to clean it, and I think somehow the lines drained into the stuffing box area and when...
  8. T

    E 29 fuel tank!

    Alright troops! I have been cleaning out my e 29 fuel tank. I got it off the boat and have been running diesel thru it. It is nasty! After about 7 gallons its starting to come clearer. I have been told the way to go is maybe taking it to a radiator shop to have it flushed out. Any ideas...
  9. J

    Somebody stole my fuel - locking gas cap ideas?

    After filling the tank the last time I was at the boat, I came back down this past week and motored into Oriental Town Harbour. The area was pretty busy due to the Inland Waterway (chandlery) store going out of business with everything 50% off, so I had to tie up at the fuel dock. When I came...
  10. steven

    gas fuel tank

    I'm pretty sure that the annoying behavior of my A4 (stalling at mid throttle, then ok if nursed through) is bad fuel - and since I use only good fuel, it might be four decades of crud in the tank. So instead of replacing the engine (which is well maintained and actually runs fine except for...
  11. bigd14

    E27 Fuel Fill- Where to locate

    I am debating where to install the fuel fill. I am currently thinking of using a 12 gallon tank under the cockpit (I have a cutout with an outboard but want to keep the fuel tank out of the cockpit). The easiest location from an installation standpoint would be on the cockpit sole where it was...
  12. G

    Add a fuel pump?

    One of my winter tasks was to get the (diesel) fuel tank on my boat cleaned out and the fuel polished. I have owned the boat for 8 years, use very little fuel each season, keep the tank full, and always used a biocide. I don't know what the PO did. One of the things the yard recommended was...
  13. S

    Fuel system problem

    I have a problem that I could use some help understanding. I am not getting fuel to the injectors on my Universal M25. I have a facet lift pump that takes fuel from the tank and forwards it to the fuel filter and then on to the injector "pump" on the engine where there is a bleed point. The...
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    Universal 5432 - Parts and fuel lift pump with primer handle

    Just spent some time at my local Kubota parts dealer. Learned the Universal 5432 is based on the Kubota V5101 also used in the Kubota L345 Tractor. Most engine components are available direct from Kubota parts dealer, at a much reduced cost than many marine supply alternatives. <?xml:namespace...
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    Results of fuel filter change--should it affect frequency?

    Hi, I changed the Racor primary fuel filter, secondary fuel filter and replaced the electric fuel lift pump on our 1984 E30+ today, and was a bit surprised at what I found. The Racor filter had been replaced two years ago, 311 engine hours ago (total engine hours now are 1023). The clear...
  16. F

    Need advice on electric fuel lift pump

    Hi, I have read the various posts on these pumps, but still need some expert advice, please. I want to replace the electric fuel lift pump on our Universal 5416 16 hp diesel engine. The original is a Facet 574 A cylindrical pump, about 4 inches high and about 2 inches in diameter with the...
  17. footrope

    Racor 120-Series Fuel Filter/Water Separator

    Good morning all. I have a Racor 120 fuel filter in the engine compartment and it is the model that has the dual NPT inlets and outlets. Only one of the inlet/outlet pairs are used and the other pair is blocked with the plastic plugs that I assume came with the unit when it was new. The...
  18. Loren Beach

    Fuel Filter Change Frequency

    I got to pondering this and did a search on Racor (seemed like a good place to start...) on our site and could not quickly find relevant threads about changing filters, etc. :confused: The pondering started with a reading of this lengthly thread on another sailing site. The commentary and pics...
  19. adam

    Fuel shutoff extension? remote?

    Every time that I startup or turn off the engine (Atomic 4) on my Ericson 29, I have to remove the ladder, move things off of the cushion, and lift up or move the cushion before removing the engine cover in order to get to the fuel shutoff valve. It would be so much more convenient, if I could...
  20. B

    Diesel Fuel Hose

    I've had problems over the years knowing when my fuel tank is actually full. Yes I have a gauge and it does work. It would be nice though to see when the tank is full and I was wondering if it would be possible to replace the diesel fuel filler hose with a thick clear plastic hose. Or maybe just...
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