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    Fuel line leak check

    Replaced fuel lines last fall and now that it is time to go outside again I want to make sure I got the clamping done right. How do I make sure that the new hoses are not leaking? Don't want the thing to blow up under me...


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    The clamps should be on snug, and not over-tight. The best check for leaky fuel lines is going to be visual. Back the ski into the water still strapped to the trailer with the drain plug installed. Start it up, and give it some throttle with the seat off. Look at each of the connections and check it with a paper towel or rag.

    Not a bad check to perform regularly either.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFishCrisis View Post
    The clamps should be on snug, and not over-tight. The best check for leaky fuel lines is going to be visual. Back the ski into the water still strapped to the trailer with the drain plug installed. Start it up, and give it some throttle with the seat off. Look at each of the connections and check it with a paper towel or rag.

    Not a bad check to perform regularly either.....
    If there is a poor seal in the fuel hoses between fuel tank and fuel pump, could the suction from the running fuel pump reduce or prevent the fuel from seeping out while the engine is running?

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