I am getting ready to do my fuel system and have no idea how to do it. This is a thread on the entire fuel system rigging; plumbing, wiring, filters, pumps, all the stuff that goes into rigging a proper fuel system for dual tanks in a jet boat.
I just ordered this fuel filter last night so I don't need to know what kind of fuel filter to run. Just where is the best place to put it? And should I run two lines into it and only one out, or should I have a T-fitting before the filter and have the one line in and one line out?
Also need to know how to hook the two sending units to the one gauge and be able to switch between them. Are sending units compatible with all gauges or do I need to get new sending units to match my gauges?
I have a mechanical fuel pump right now, but I will be converting to an electric fuel pump, probably next year. Or maybe this year while I'm doing this rigging, all depends on whether or not my partner on this project decides to get off his ass and start contributing some money and time to the project.
The plumbing will be done with just the black 3/8" fuel hose and the brass barbed fittings, to save money for other more important things. Changing over to AN lines will be no problem in the future after I get it plumbed up in the black hose and if it actually works right. Don't want to spend the money on the AN lines and find out that I have it all rigged up wrong and have to change some things, that would be a very pricey mistake.
I need to know anything that you can think of that goes into a dual tank fuel system. I know absolutely nothing about how to do this, so that one tank doesn't drain faster than the other, or however it is supposed to work.
Please post lots of pictures. I'm a visual person, and have trouble visualizing words.