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 Post subject: W50 Fuel Lines Source?
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2022 15:48 
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Tactictian

Joined: 06 Aug 2020 09:02
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Started my engine for the first time this year and I noticed a fuel drip by my lift pump. Got worse very quickly. Looks like the line going from the pump to the filter rotted out. I called some distributors and nobody has one in stock. Part no. 23279. Westerbeke supply chain is in the crapper. Anyone have a spare or know if I can use a proper hose instead of metal for thos application?


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 Post subject: Re: W50 Fuel Lines Source?
PostPosted: 19 Apr 2022 05:42 
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Joined: 16 May 2009 08:06
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I think you can use a regular fuel line there. I know I do but I also abandoned that lift pump over 15 years ago and put an electric pump on the other side of the engine (nearer to the secondary fuel filter). I made a cover out of a piece of plate steel to cover the opening for the mechanical pump.


 
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PostPosted: 19 Apr 2022 06:16 
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Joined: 11 Apr 2022 10:25
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Look for a flex fuel hose Type A-1 which is USCG approved for diesel on boats.


 
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 Post subject: Re: W50 Fuel Lines Source?
PostPosted: 19 Apr 2022 17:15 
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Skipper

Joined: 13 Feb 2011 21:19
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Location: Canyon Lake, TX
My Tartan came with an electric fuel pump. I have since added a Racor filter between the original water separator and the electric pump.

After changing the engine fuel filter twice and having to bleed down the engine each time, I decided to install the Racor where I can change it from the front of the engine. Smile

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 Post subject: Re: W50 Fuel Lines Source?
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2022 15:26 
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Grinder

Joined: 16 Jan 2019 08:52
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anything on the low pressure side can be regular fuel line with proper clamps. When I rebuilt my Westerbeke 50 i had developed a leak and have used the rubber replacement hose despite that I sourced some replacement metal lines and ferules to make my own. The ferules were the most expensive bit.


 
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