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Northstar F210 Fuel Flow sensor ?

Old 05-16-2008, 03:43 PM
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Default Northstar F210 Fuel Flow sensor ?

I had posted this in the boating forum, but I realized that I should get a quicker response here. Sorry for the double post...


I just installed my F210 the other day and have not had the opportunity to run the boat yet. However, I noticed that the instructions want the filter installed vertically with the fuel flowing up. In my boat, I have the fuel filter higher than the fuel line going to the engine, so I had to install it upside down (with the fuel flowing downward). Has anyone else installed it this way and if so, have there been any issues? I seem to recall something about the vertical installation avoided air bubbles in the line. I may be able to run a loop in the fuel line below the fitting (that goes through the fiberglass and leads to the engine with another hose) so the sensor will be vertical in the correct position.

Also, does it really have to be hard mounted to a vertical surface? or can it just "hang"?

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Old 05-16-2008, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: Northstar F210 Fuel Flow sensor ?

I have their fuel sensors connected to their FF display. Very nice but I did need to put a loop in the line so it would flow and read correctly. I was able to secure mine with tie wraps.
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Default Re: Northstar F210 Fuel Flow sensor ?

I decided that I didn't want to take the chance of having the sensor mounted upside down. I changed the fuel hose in order to get the sensor facing up. I also had to make a loop in the fuel line to do so. I also noticed that the unit appears to have shipped with the unit of measure of liters. I changed to US gallons and I feel more efficient already...

Thanks for the advice.

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Old 12-03-2008, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: Northstar F210 Fuel Flow sensor ?

I'm guessing the fuel sensor is some type of rotameter which needs gravity to measure and calculate an accurate reading.
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Default RE: Northstar F210 Fuel Flow sensor ?

To mount the fuel flow sensor I used a rubber chock or holder that was originally intended as a holder for a stern lamp post. I mounted the rubber holder on the transom and pressed the rubber fuel line into it with the fuel flow sensor in the line just above it. It made a nice mount to hold the fuel flow sensor in a stationary vertical position.
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Default Re: Northstar F210 Fuel Flow sensor ?

Thanks for the tip. I'm thinking about putting one on the boat for christmas

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