Merc 4 horse 4 stroke run without built-in tank?

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by tacobreath, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. tacobreath

    tacobreath I Love!

    Does anybody know if I remove the cracked/leaking built-in fuel tank under the cowling will the engine still run off the external tank?

    It seems like when I squeeze the ball fuel is pushed up through the fuel line and enters the built-in fuel tank (you can see it enter the top and fill the tank up) so I am thinking there may not be a fuel pump in the outboard and the fuel comes directly from the tank and gravity fed to the motor?
  2. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    I have one of these motors just run a new fuel line from the external hose connector to the inlet of the fuel pump ... you will be good to go ...