fuel

  1. Tom Metzger

    Fuel filters

    There have been lots of threads about filters, and lately one starting off about fuel pumps, that referred to the filter ratings of the Universal diesel fuel filter. Most of the info reported is hearsay and peaked my curiosity. Because I found it difficult to find ratings I believed, except...
  2. Loren Beach

    Electric Fuel Pump trouble shooting

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?t=3404&highlight=facet Rather than patching on some more fixit information to this prior electric fuel pump thread, I will just reference it first. I just changed fuel pumps (again) and now have a new Facet (aka Universal) electric pump...
  3. T

    Fuel Consumption for E-38 W/5432?

    I read the thread on the E-35 and it seems the consensus was about 3/4 gal per hour but it sounded like most people were say "yeah that sounds about right". I'm hoping to find someone with an E-38 with the Universal 5432 that can say something like "On our trip to XX we averaged XX/hour" I'm...
  4. J

    Sponge in fuel tank

    Last Fall I dropped a water absorbing sponge in the fuel tank. Have fished around but I can't find it to get it out. Any ideas if it will contaminate the diesel fuel or clog the fuel intake? John Wressell
  5. A

    Fuel consumption on E-35 MKIII Universal?

    I just purchased an E-35 MK III which has the Universal model 25 diesel. I'm planning to sail her from the west coast of Florida to her new home on the east coast of Florida, so I want to get an idea of what kind of fuel consumption to expect when motoring. I know there are many variables to...
  6. Sven

    Improvised fuel polishing system

    When we got the diesel "service" a week ago the mechanic advised us that we have an algae problem. He said there was mud in the primary filter and we should take care of it before any major excursions. A built-in fuel polishing system is definitely on the to-do list, but I didn't want to...
  7. J

    Sponge In Fuel Tank

    While trying to get some water out of the fuel tank the water absorb. sponge fell in. This is on a E35, Mark III with a 4or 5" access port on the top of the tank. Fished around with a coat hanger with a couple of fish hooks on the end but no luck. Would appreciate any suggestions on how to...
  8. J

    Fuel tank pickup tube

    Our 36C fuel tank is set under the aft cabin bunk and holds about 45 gallons. The tanks bottom follows the contour of the outside hull and is thus sloped up and away from the rigid pickup tube at the aft end of the tank. I hope I'm not the only one who finds that motor sailing is not an evil...
  9. W

    Fuel Tank E 32

    Hi folks, I have a leaky fuel tank on my 1985 e 32 mk lll. 18 gal aluminum tank. Can we still get a replacement from the original manufacturer? Should I look at having someone custom make a new one? The boat yard in Sausalito is asking between $800-1150 for a new one. Way too much!! Any help...
  10. simdim

    Gas primary water separating fuel filter on diesel

    Folks, Just bought a '79 e29 that was converted to diesel from gas (in '87) and discovered that water separating fuel filter clearly states "gas only" -Racor S3213. Previous owner who had her for 6 years never changed the filter - should i worry? Should I replace it with appropriate made for...
  11. R

    Fuel flow questions

    As part of my continuing program of looking for trouble I have noticed that there is no fuel flowing through the return line to the tank. There is not even a drop of fuel flowing after 3-5 minutes of full throttle operation or at idle. Everything I have read says that the engine pumps more...
  12. D

    Mechanical Fuel Pump Universal 5432 Concerns/Questions:

    Experienced a fuel problem this past weekend --- engine stalled shortly after powering off the mooring. Looking at the primary filter (RACOR glass bowl type) it appeared air was entering the system - I traced back to the fuel tank where I found the dip tube had cracked right at the fitting...
  13. M

    fuel level on e27

    my 1975 e27 has no fuel gauge, telling me how much fuel is in the aft port metal tank. Does any one know of an economical way for me to occasionally measure the level of the fuel? I'm wondering if some sort of dip stick would work, or something 'sensitive' to density stuck on the side of...
  14. Sean Engle

    Fuel Prices: Sailing v. Powerboating

    Hi Everyone - I've not seen a thread on this yet - so I thought I would toss this out for discussion: With the increase in fuel costs, what changes out on the water have you noticed with respect to the number of powerboats you've seen, and what knowledge do you have of your current boating...
  15. mherrcat

    E30+ more fuel tank and water heater questions.

    Just removed the hot water heater on my E30+ in preparation for replacing the fuel tank. In the engine coolant supply/return lines to the water heater there is an accumulation tank. After removing the water heater I just closed the circuit so coolant would continue to run through the...
  16. S

    Diesel Fuel additives

    Hello Vikings Our new boat(Catalina 42) has a Yanmar 50hp Diesel. My 74 E35 MKII has had an Atomic 4 gas engine all these years so I have never had to learn about the care and feeding of a marine diesel engine. Where can I find info about additives? I have talked to people and they use them...
  17. mherrcat

    1985 E30+ fuel tank measurements.

    Does anyone have all the dimensions of the 1985 E30+ fuel tank? (Were they the same on all year models?) It looks like we are going to have to replace ours. I spoke to Berry Sheet Metal in Costa Mesa about a replacement. He thinks he has the original plans for the tank but will have to check...
  18. L

    Dinghy Motor Fuel Container

    Hello, All- We just bought a brand new Honda 2hp for the dink and I want to be real good to it. My question is, I have a fuel jug that I've used in the past for the old 2 stroke outboard so it held a fuel/oil mix. I like this fuel container because it doesn't use the newer, supposedly...
  19. O

    Ericson 38 fuel supply in rough weather

    Hello everyone, Last fall, the day after Thanksgiving, while completing a long, very cold, and very rough trip from our summer port of Mystic, Ct to our winter haulout up the CT river in Haddam, CT we experienced a fuel supply issue with our 1989 38-200, and I'm wondering if anyone has had...
  20. J

    Diesel fuel in the bilge

    In doing my spring clean-up in my 1983 E-28+ I found that what I thought was a small amount of spilled engine oil in the bilge turns out to definitely be diesel fuel (the odor is a dead give-away). There is no oil in the engine compartment beside some that I had previously spilled, and thought I...
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