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Old 09-10-2016, 17:33   #16
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Re: Advise please - Fuel transfer pump needed

Jabsco, Vane Pump, Diesel Fuel Capable, 18680 Series





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Jabsco, Diesel Fuel Capable, 18680 Series. Complete and compact and diesel fuel capable.
  • Flow rate: 6.0 gpm (23 Liters/min)
  • Self-priming from dry up to 3' (1m)
  • Meets USCG 183.410 & ISO8846 Marine (Ignition Protection)
  • Pump head may be mounted at 90 increments on the motor to allow mounting as needed
  • Ideal for transferring diesel fuel
  • Self-priming to about three feet and can pump against a discharge head up to twenty feet
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Re: Advise please - Fuel transfer pump needed

Re: the Jabsco listed above. Will pull dry 3 ft but as noted if primed easily 10ft plus. Output good. Easy impeller change. Any position mounting. I keep thinking mine will break at some point but it just keeps going and going. I'm using it to transfer to and from as well as in boat polishing through a set of Racors.
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Re: Advise please - Fuel transfer pump needed

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................. When they list the maximum head, is that just to get it primed, or after?


I can accept the fact that they won't run continuously for hours. How long can I use one before letting it cool down?
Maximum head for a pump should include BOTH intake and outlet pressure drop. One has to read the literature carefully. Head is defined, in engineering, as the TOTAL pressure the pump has to work against.

Different types of pumps can prime better than others. If in doubt, have the pump located below the intake tank. Learn about different types of pumps. The West Marine Advisors have a good discussion.

The small Facet fuel pump I have on my boat has been working, continuously, for the 15 years since I put it in, and the one before that for fifteen years. It's on whenever my engine runs, and I just completed a six week trip from SF to Vancouver Island, running sometimes 14 hours a day. Over 20 days underway.

You HAVE to find a continuous rated pump. Period.

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  • Self-priming to about three feet and can pump against a discharge head up to twenty feet
This is a very good description as an example.
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Re: Advise please - Fuel transfer pump needed

Stu,
On both boats I have about 6' of lift. No getting around it. That seems to be a very tough requirement to meet. But for the life of me I don't know why, it seems that there should be a number of applications for this kind of pump. Perhaps I keep looking in the wrong place.
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Jabsco, Vane Pump, Diesel Fuel Capable, 18680 Series





Mfr. Jabsco Marine


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$282.80 - $333.51
Jabsco, Diesel Fuel Capable, 18680 Series. Complete and compact and diesel fuel capable.
  • Flow rate: 6.0 gpm (23 Liters/min)
  • Self-priming from dry up to 3' (1m)
  • Meets USCG 183.410 & ISO8846 Marine (Ignition Protection)
  • Pump head may be mounted at 90 increments on the motor to allow mounting as needed
  • Ideal for transferring diesel fuel
  • Self-priming to about three feet and can pump against a discharge head up to twenty feet

Well, well...

That looks like exactly the same pump I have but mine is labelled Sintex (or something like it) and cost less than half that amount. I wonder which is a rebadge of the other hey?


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what is your general geographic location? I have what you need...my location Ladner Harbour British Columbia, Canada. walbro 63 litres capacity. new never used..PM me if interested.
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