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flintda 11-22-2005 07:40 PM

Manual to Electric Fuel Pump
 
I have a 1976 Islander 30 with an atomic 4 gas engine. I have the old manual gas fuel pump and want to convert to the electric fuel pump. I went to a boat dealer in Texas who wanted about $247.00 for the conversion kit. That seemed awfully high in price. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I would go about seeking a less expensive electric fuel kit.
Also I have gas coming out of the the raw water coolant thus discharging gas into the water when the engine is running. I was told that it could be a valve not firing however I have check and all valves are firing. Any suggestions as to why the gas would be coming out of the raw water coolant into the water.

RichH 11-23-2005 03:27 AM

Manual to Electric Fuel Pump
 
Electronic fuel pump: indigoelectonics.com or moyermarine.com Dont forget to add a ''safety switch'' to the oil pressure sender so that the engine will cut-out if the oil pressure drops - so you dont fill the bilge with raw gasoline.

Since the carburator is an updraft (but does has a suction port to take ''drips'' in the carb entry), you progbably have a cylinder that is misfiring or not firing at all. An A4 will run smooth firing on just 3 cylinders.

Go to www.moyermarine.com and join the ''forum''

canopus22 02-20-2006 12:39 PM

I went to a NAPA parts store and bought an electric fuel pump for $36.00. Used to prime my 4-108 diesel. It delivers 5psi and seems to work fine. It also come with an inline fuse.


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