Why can't I find this fitting????

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by TomFL, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Tracing a fuel issue, and looked to the usual culprit; the anti-siphon valve.

    Unfortunately, it's been in there for a bunch of years and while removing it, it snapped it off at the base.

    I'm wondering if it's easier to just pick up a new fitting and pickup tube, rather than messing with it too much and risking buggering it up anyways. It's too big for my extractors.


    You'd think this would be an easy part to locate, but I can't find them anywhere.
  2. Brett

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  3. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Brett, you're slipping!!

    I found that site, but there is no fitting like the one I have. It's the 90 degree fitting that connects the anti-siphon valve to the actual pickup tube. The pickup tube comes out the bottom if you look at that pic.

  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    No...don't think so...look closer at what broke.
    It's an assembly of brass components.
    90 degree bend, antisiphon barb and a connection barb
    with a hard plastic pickup tube. Come on Tom...be the ball!


    You're just to used to buying off the shelf...
    this is like a cheap toy...some assembly required!

  5. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Nothing brass here! Everything's AL, but I see where you're going. I could make it up out of a brass 90 degree fitting, two hose barbs, and a length of hose for a pickup...


    Second thought, no I can't!!! There's no way to get the pickup tube in doing it that way!!!!!!

  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Here...off the shelf... ;D

  7. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    getting closer... need it in 3/8"...

  8. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Brett, that's it... I think. It's 1/4" NPT, which I BELIEVE has an inside dia of 3/8"...
  9. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Fuel system components are crazy ... LOL :eek:
  10. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    When I replaced mine on that old 17T, West Marine had what I needed.
  11. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

    a hydrolic hose company should have that
  12. Un-shore

    Un-shore Well-Known Member

  13. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Well I bought that fitting, and it won't work. The inside diameter of the hole coming into the 90 bend is 1/4". A 1/4" drill bit slid inside barely fit. Yamaha spec's 3/8 hose for this motor and I'm hesitant to go that small.

    The old tank fitting had a noticeably bigger hole in it.

    Here you can see a 3/8" pipe fitting, the old 3/8" anti-siphon valve, and the new pickup elbow. Look closely at the differences in the hole diameters.

  14. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Try the plumbing section at the local home improvement store.
    Entire boxes of threaded fittings in all thread types, metals and diameters.
  15. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

    Have you tried Marine Connection Liquidators in Ft. Pierce or Flounder Pounder in Rockledge?? They have tons of surplus and I believe FP is MHP's surplus outlet.

    Btw, nice article in the background... ;)