Notices
The Boating Forum

Primer bulb

Old 08-12-2016, 11:22 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Primer bulb

So today I changed my gas line from the primer bulb to tank.
I noticed it had a soft spot.
I went with automotive gas line.
Nowno matter what I cant getbulb to prime.
By the way heres what I found in old line.
Is it the gas line
Im using or did I somehow destroy the bulb .

Name:  201690812_110157.jpg
Views: 368
Size:  14.0 KB
That line is less than a year old
I may get in touch with attwood to complain
Attached Images  
Old 08-12-2016, 11:52 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NC - TI
Posts: 1,091
Likes: 0
Received 155 Likes on 76 Posts
Default

Yes, it is your fuel line. Buy marine fuel line.
Old 08-12-2016, 12:06 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Really?
It makes a difference.
Why?
I mean Ill get marine line.
Is it because of the lining in the tubing that makes the difference.
Thanks Bill
Old 08-12-2016, 12:20 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sitka, AK
Posts: 643
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Yes, it makes a difference, marine graded fuel line is more burn resistant, but it isn't the reason you are not getting priming. Either you have an air leak in the fitting (most likely, ask me why) or your primer bulb is bad (happens). You can check for the latter - do you get a vacuum?

And that nasty bit of plastic looks like the primer check valve. Where was that located?
Old 08-12-2016, 12:24 PM
  #5  
lwb
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Savannah Ga.
Posts: 1,207
Likes: 0
Received 196 Likes on 97 Posts
Default

make sure your bulb is not backwards. if it is hanging upside down the check ball will not let you prime the bulb
Old 08-12-2016, 12:47 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hobe Sound, Fl
Posts: 4,348
Likes: 0
Received 447 Likes on 214 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by lwb View Post
make sure your bulb is not backwards. if it is hanging upside down the check ball will not let you prime the bulb

I was going to say the same, start with the simple things. Make sure the arrow on the bulb is pointing toward the fuel intake.


Old 08-12-2016, 12:52 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suffolk, Va.
Posts: 17,395
Likes: 0
Received 1,979 Likes on 1,007 Posts
Default

Your boat is rejecting the automotive gas line.
Old 08-12-2016, 03:09 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Ill just get another one and replace it next year.
Old 08-12-2016, 04:13 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NC - TI
Posts: 1,091
Likes: 0
Received 155 Likes on 76 Posts
Default

Automotive fuel systems are positive pressure and outboard fuel systems are negative pressure. You might get away with it if the lines are cold, but if they are hot they will collapse too easily.
Old 08-12-2016, 04:23 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Knot on Call View Post
Automotive fuel systems are positive pressure and outboard fuel systems are negative pressure. You might get away with it if the lines are cold, but if they are hot they will collapse too easily.
Ah I get it makes sense
Old 08-13-2016, 04:40 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Key West, Florida
Posts: 2,333
Likes: 0
Received 256 Likes on 171 Posts
Default

There is a diffenence between "automotive" fuel hose and "marine" fuel hose.
The differece is permeability. Nothing else. "Marine hose" is USCG certified (stamped on hose).
It is a safety factor for fuel vapors being able to leatch out.
That said, the hose can't be your problem. Probably the primer bulb
Old 08-13-2016, 05:30 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 6,206
Received 857 Likes on 672 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by keysdiver View Post
There is a difference between "automotive" fuel hose and "marine" fuel hose.

The difference is permeability. Nothing else. "Marine hose" is USCG certified (stamped on hose).

That said, the hose can't be your problem. Probably the primer bulb
Perhaps true for USCG rated B1-15 hose.

But A1-15 has to pass a 2.5 minute flame test -

does "automotive" hose have such a requirement ?


I'm puzzled by the OP's photo of what he describes as "automotive gas line"

It looks like the sh*t Mercury used to use; gray outer, and a clear inner liner that fell apart in E-10.

In any case, he seems to have severely "wrinkled" the liner trying to get it on a barb,

that could effectively block up the hose
Old 08-13-2016, 05:45 AM
  #13  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Fwpratt View Post
Perhaps true for USCG rated B1-15 hose.

But A1-15 has to pass a 2.5 minute flame test -

does "automotive" hose have such a requirement ?


I'm puzzled by the OP's photo of what he describes as "automotive gas line"

It looks like the sh*t Mercury used to use; gray outer, and a clear inner liner that fell apart in E-10.

In any case, he seems to have severely "wrinkled" the liner trying to get it on a barb,

that could effectively block up the hose
That photo is a photo of
what im replacing.
I have automotive fuel line on primer bulb as the replacement.
I could have wrinkled it not sure.
Old 08-14-2016, 09:26 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

This is a new Attwood fuel line assembly Universal no liner yeah baby and whether it was my fault or not I'm still going to complain to attwood
$42 out the door Walmart baby
Name:  20160814_112014.jpg
Views: 163
Size:  142.6 KB
Name:  20160814_112023.jpg
Views: 192
Size:  269.6 KB

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.