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- Scurvy Dog
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- Joined: July 30th, 2013, 9:27 pm
- Vessel Info: 1995 Carver 355 Aft Cabin
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I am not sure if the tank is okay or not.
I have a few questions that I am hoping someone here can answer.
1. Is there an easy way to see if the tank is still good without taking a chance on fouling the engines?
2. Do both engines draw from the rear tank until it is empty and then from the side tanks? I see no mechanical switch for the aux. tank.
3. If #2 is correct, it would be fair to assume the rear tank is empty... right?
Your comments/experience is appreciated.
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- Joined: April 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm
- Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
- Location: Soddy Daisy TN.
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i have 2 tanks exactly where you are speaking about. unless the previous owner did some fuel line redesign there is a mechanical valve to switch the tanks from aft to saddle somewhere. there wont be an automatic valve for this. my valves are in the engine room aft wall, there is one for each engine. i know your engine room isnt as large as mine but you should be able to follow the fuel lines and see where they go to find the valves.
what does the aft fuel tank guage read? empty full?
if you want to know the quality of the fuel in the tank/s you could temporarily insert a small universal electric fuel pump (available at any autozone etc, about $35 )on the pick up line and pump out some fuel and check it in a glass jar etc. this will tell you if you have water and you will also be able to see if you pull out a bunch of crap once it settles. are you planning on using the tanks? if so you could also empty them out this way. in order to put in some new gas.
The Black Pearl
Soddy Daisy Tn.
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- Vessel Info: 1998 Carver 310 Santego
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1998 Carver 310 Santego
T-Merc 350 Mag MPI (300hp)
Port: Cedar Point Marina, Sandusky, Ohio
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