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Old 01-07-2021, 00:31   #1
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I am working on a sailboat with the diesel tank integral to the hull. The distance fuel in the tank to the racor is 6 ft. I want to install a inline lift pump in order to ease the hassle with bleeding the system. Anyone have a brand and or style of lift pump?
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Old 01-07-2021, 03:53   #2
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Check out the Facet lines
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Iíll second the facet pump.

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The cube is widely used on westerbeke engines.
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Thanx guys...it just happens to be a Westerbeke 4-99. I'm bleeding the system by myself and the thought of using the manual tiny lever to move the fuel up 4 feet and crack lines at the same time might be frustrating.
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Old 01-07-2021, 23:48   #5
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So this is what I am looking at Facet wise. They seem to have a really good reputation. I am lifting at least 40"out of the integral tank.
This particular pump is 2.5-4.0 PSI at 20gallons per hour and can lift 60"s.
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So this is what I am looking at Facet wise. They seem to have a really good reputation. I am lifting at least 40"out of the integral tank. This particular pump is 2.5-4.0 PSI at 20gallons per hour and can lift 60"s
Not sure which model that is. Whatís your max lift?? If itís 50+/-ď and not pulling too far from tank should be good to go.
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Could this pump be used to circulate fuel through the raycor to polish it via a bypass so the engine does not have to run?
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Could this pump be used to circulate fuel through the raycor to polish it via a bypass so the engine does not have to run?
As in pump feeds raycor, exits to diverter valve that can return to tank?
Don’t see why not, closer it’s mounted to tank the better, Electric pumps push better than pull. The cube feeding my genny pulls at least 15’ no problems, and 1/2 the price of oe.
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I agree, it probably could. The pump shown lifts 60". I need about 48". Remember...these pump work harder to lift. once the fuel is on the otherside of the pump. It is up to fuel pressure to push it to the racor.
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