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Replace Diesel Fuel Line

I would like to replace my tank to engine diesel fuel line. I would also like to add a fuel shutoff valve. Does the tank have to be empty to accomplish this?
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Re: Replace Diesel Fuel Line

Not usually if it's a standard type suction line out of the top of the tank. Obviously, if the line comes off the lower part of the tank you could have a problem :-))

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Re: Replace Diesel Fuel Line

Bake81, It sounds like you have a good start by adding a shut off valve at the tank. I would strongly suggest that you add a good RACOR type diesel fuel filter between the shut off valve and the engine, if you don't have one. Diesel engines are very susceptible to any dirt particles in their fuel. Make sure that you know what flow rate that your engine requires at full throttle and choose your filter accordingly. I would highly recommend a filter with a water settling bowl on the bottom with a drain valve to drain water or sediment. Said filter should also allow you to change the filter element without having to bleed the fuel line for admitted air. Best of luck! gts1544
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Re: Replace Diesel Fuel Line

Good excuse to empty and clean the tank while you're at it? Not sure why you are replacing fuel lines, but could the reason exist in the tank too?
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