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Re: Two questions about new fuel tank install
I did say, "loop". I think I just type this by rote after "anti-siphon"; however, what you present in the photo is the same item that was formerly within my diesel pick up lines from my tank. I drilled out the balls inside these one-way valves. For the first year after the install of my new tanks I was able to run well on one tank, but the other would often cause my engine to stall after about twenty minutes of running at 2500rpm. I've heard of others having problems with these valves sticking and I did not want the insecurity of having my fuel supply blocked at some innappropriate time,- like breaking an inlet at the rocky jetties!
I should add that the one tank pick-up never stuck and many may never experience a problem. I guess there may be different qualities of the production of these valves.
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Last edited by CaptainForce; 05-07-2014 at 05:37 PM.