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Old 02-14-2019, 06:03 AM   #101
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only loosen injector lines if you have to.


some engines fuel don't require it because of bleeder screws or other auto bleed bleed features.


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Why do you not feed from both tanks at the same time?
Two reasons:
Primarily if i have a fuel problem, let's say i see something in the filters, I immediately switch tank feeds, drain, change filter, then try to figure out what's going on. If i'm feeding from both tanks, how do i do that?

Secondly, my returns are not equal. For whatever reason, if both returns are open, it will put most fuel in stbd tank, running the port tank dry.

And related to both issues, if you hande a problem in one tank and your feeding from and returning to both, you now have contaminated the good tank.

Unless, i'm crossing an ocean, I also only fill one tank at a time from the same source. Then, once in the tank, I'll run the fuel polisher a bit and if ok, only then equalize the tanks.
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Two reasons:
Primarily if i have a fuel problem, let's say i see something in the filters, I immediately switch tank feeds, drain, change filter, then try to figure out what's going on. If i'm feeding from both tanks, how do i do that?

Secondly, my returns are not equal. For whatever reason, if both returns are open, it will put most fuel in stbd tank, running the port tank dry.

And related to both issues, if you hande a problem in one tank and your feeding from and returning to both, you now have contaminated the good tank.

Unless, i'm crossing an ocean, I also only fill one tank at a time from the same source. Then, once in the tank, I'll run the fuel polisher a bit and if ok, only then equalize the tanks.
Running your gen. too? Maybe your gen returns to only one tank???
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Two reasons:
Primarily if i have a fuel problem, let's say i see something in the filters, I immediately switch tank feeds, drain, change filter, then try to figure out what's going on. If i'm feeding from both tanks, how do i do that?

Secondly, my returns are not equal. For whatever reason, if both returns are open, it will put most fuel in stbd tank, running the port tank dry.

And related to both issues, if you hande a problem in one tank and your feeding from and returning to both, you now have contaminated the good tank.

Unless, i'm crossing an ocean, I also only fill one tank at a time from the same source. Then, once in the tank, I'll run the fuel polisher a bit and if ok, only then equalize the tanks.
Thanks Richard.
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