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Old 04-27-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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I have a 40 year old CHB Trawler. It has 2 x 150 gal fuel tanks but only one of them appears to be getting lower on fuel. Does anyone know if the second tank kicks in when t he first tank is empty?
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Have you checked for a valve at the fuel tank?

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Doubt it, Del. You'll probably have to change the valves. One for "to engine" and one for "return" for each tank.





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Old 04-27-2015, 08:09 PM   #4
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Have you checked for a valve at the fuel tank?

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Yes, I have checked for a valve. Both tank valves are open and there is no separate select valve.
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Turn the valve off for the tank appearing to be emptier and see if the engine runs with fuel solely from fuller tank. You may have a plug in the line or maybe unused fuel is returning to only one tank.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:27 PM   #6
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:07 PM   #7
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Make sure the return is going to both tanks.
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