Re: [omc-boats] fuel filters

From: David <odin@...>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 15:35:49 -0500

With all the advances in electronics you would think that someone would
be able to make an affordable and portable fume detector that runs on
battaries - I would buy one in a minute - if anyone has heard of any
please let us know!

Glenn Halweg wrote:

> Speaking of blower vents I've never trusted one to adequately vent
> the engine compartment. After seeing someone else's boat blow up with
> a lady sitting on the engine compartment. (3rd degree burns, skin
> grafts) I always open the engine compartment and sniff around for
> leaks. I also start the engine with the compartment open.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David
> To: omc-boats@...
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 2:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [omc-boats] fuel filters
> While on the subject of fuel - having owned over 15 OMC's
> and having put in more running hours than I can remember - I
> have had just about everything happen. Over the years I have
> had two boats explode - one due to a pump leak and the other
> due to a rupture in the flexible fuel line - in each case
> gas leaked into the engine compartment - the one thing you
> learn from this is that using the blower to vent the engine
> compartment is a bunch of crap - all that does when you have
> a gas leak is to bring in lots of oxygen to really improve
> the explosion! So, the lesson is to carefully, and
> regularly check the entire fuel system - I now replace all
> the old flexible lines right away - Oh, and fire
> extinguishers work great - in each case I was able to
> quickly extinguish the fire and very little damage occurred
> - so now I don't get in a boat without making sure
> extinguishers are on board. Dave
> Glenn Halweg wrote:
> > Hello Group! Anybody tried running their GM V-8 without
> > the fuel pump fuel filter? I can't find anyone local that
> > stocks the ac 381690 filter. Various places online have it
> > for about $4 but shipping is $5 or more. I'm thinking of
> > putting an inline fuel filter in and leaving the filter
> > out of the bowl. Will this cause any problems? Glenn

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