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Re: rerouting fuel return away from tank
I'd be more worried about forgetting about that 'small' tank and either dead ending the return or spilling fuel ...
The fuel returned is not '1/2 spent', it's simply recirculated back, and I wonder just how much 'hotter' it really is.. some, I guess, but I'm not thinking it's a big source of troubles since every boat does it this way.
I wouldn't try to reinvent the wheel and just keep your tank on the full side to avoid condensation as much as possible. The last thing you want to do is mess with a fuel system that's working well...
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