After reading the thread below, I am wondering if my fuel
setup needs some re-design. problem with yanmar diesel
I would appreciate your input!
Currently have a fuel tank
in the fwd end of the lazzerette (sp?) (with sump and drain) and pick off (with fuel
cock) a couple of inches higher than the bottom of the sump. Then there is about 8 feet of 5/16 (OD) SS tube running under cockpit
to the racor
primary filter and water
trap. Then goes to lift
pump on the 2GM20
and then to the Yanmar
The bottom of the tank is higher than the racor
which is higher than the lift
understanding of diesel
fuel is that is prone to a lot more problems than say 20 years back but I have designed my setup based on what I knew back then.
concern is that I may be prone to trouble with the longish fuel line (5/16 OD, 1/4 ID) especially as it has no filter or strainer at the tank end.
Should I plumb in some kind of strainer (say 100 microns) at the tank end of the fuel line (or even two with a Y valve or similar) to prevent potential largish gunk from blocking the fuel line?
I have elected not to worry about a fuel polishing setup etc as the tank is only about 6 US gallons. BTW, everything is new but I can't replace the fuel line under the cockpit
without removing the engine!
The return line is also 5/16 SS tube and runs with the delivery