Thread: removing fuel switch
04-29-2010, 11:54 PM #1
removing fuel switch
is there any issue that i would have if i bypass the fuel selector on a 96 xp? I don't know what issues there would be, but my other ski doesn't have a fuel switch and i just want to make the fuel system a bit simpler.
04-30-2010, 08:12 AM #2
I don't use mine. I just run the reserve line to my fuel pump and leave the return line in also. You can plug the "ON" stem with one of the rubber caps that you get when you buy a new battery that are over the vent stem. Make sure you run a good inline fuel filter just before the fuel pump.
04-30-2010, 08:47 AM #3
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I wouldn't do that
the fuel valve protects the engine from fuel hydro locking if the tank vents sticks closed. I see quite a few stuck one way valves on older skis.
Also nix the additional inline filter, unless it's nylon mesh type. Paper type filters swell and clog with excessive moisture and the fuel pumps can't overcome that on the suction side.
additional restrictions in the inlet line before the fuel pump are nothing but trouble. The factory strainer/separator does just fine, unless you are in the habit of using nasty old steel gas cans.
05-01-2010, 08:20 AM #4
The fuel selector is just another part that needs cleaning, and also if you can get by with just the filter under the seat then how come your carb filters get gunk in them in the micro filter. I would never recommend a paper filter, i use those small filters that look like spin tops, they use the same filters that are in the carbs. I have never had a problem with Fuel Hydro lock...Plus that fuel filter cup can develop an air leak if you kink that o-ring when your cleaning that filter.
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