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.

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

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    http://www.easternmarine.com/Universal-Tank-Fittings-Valves/
     

  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.

    -T
     
  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!

                                             ;D

    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...

    Hmmm.....

    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

    http://www.wholesalemarine.com/p/MOE-033500-12/Fuel+Pick-up+tube.html
     
  7. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

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

    http://www.marineengine.com/products/accessory.php?in=2563778
     
  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

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

    makin moves Well-Known Member

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    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.

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  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

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    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... ;)
     
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