SailNet Community - View Single Post - 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.
View Single Post
post #21 of Old 09-02-2013
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 7,453
Thanks: 11
Thanked 238 Times in 189 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

My Guess is that Seaduction nailed it that it is probably the diesel fuel return line, but my other Plan B guess is the tank vent. My operating theory on that one is that when the tank is full, and the engine has been running the return line puts warm fuel back in the tank expanding the fuel and the air trapped in the fill above, pressurizing the tank and forcing fuel into the ventline. In that era vent lines were often simply made of non fuel rated hose, and that can develop pin holes over time.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Jeff_H is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome