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Old 04-25-2019, 08:52 AM
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fuel line assembly for EFI motor

My Backwater came with a OMC/Johnson/ Evinrude type 1/4" id line fuel assembly- quick connect and bulb for my 26.5 EFI Kohler longtail. Several EFI owners have suggested I go with a straight 1/4" id fuel line (with inline gas filter) since the fuel pump will do the job. My tank is in the back so the total length is about 6'. I've been looking for a similar new assembly- mine is showing cracks and wear- but most are 3/8" or other and fairly expensive.
In the past I have experienced leaks and faulty bulbs- it made sense to have this on my last motor, a MudBuddy 27 with a hydraulic fuel pump, thinking that if the pump failed I could possibly manually use the bulb to keep running and also for priming on startup, but now with the electronic fuel pump/injection this is probably not needed.
What are your thoughts?
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Re: fuel line assembly for EFI motor

Went with 1/4" id fuel line, no bulb or quick connects. Kept the bulb assembly and quick connect for backup. Noticedd issues with vintage tank, will get new one.
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Re: fuel line assembly for EFI motor

Any recommendations for new portable 6 gallon tank? Both attwood and five oceans brands report issues with bulging tanks since they are no longer vented?
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