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Old 02-17-2004, 09:45 PM
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I have an Enforcer Sport with a G230 Redhead and Walbro 167 carb. I am new to boats and need to know if you have to run a fuel return line back to the tank from the fitting on the carb?
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Default RE: Walbro help.

If you're enviromentally conscious - yes.
If not, leave it straight out or add some line to it so as you prime the carb you can dangle the extra line over the side of the boat.
It is a return line for the primer bulb on the carb.

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Thanks for the info. Guess the only time it would flow into the bottom of the hull would be during priming.
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that line will dribble fuel out whilst the engine is running running it overboard thru a hull fitting is common cuz gas evaporates qiuet fast ..... or attach a small piece of paper towel on the end top absorb drips
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I strongly recommend running the return line back into tank. Why would you want to dump gasoline inside your hull [X(]or into the lake, and don't tell me it evaporates that fast. Can't imagine running a gas boat with gasoline "dripping". Someone forget how flamable gasoline is? [X(]

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Default RE: Walbro help.

If you are using the WHH fuel tank there should already be a hole in the neck, just below the cap, for 1/8 ID line.
This is where the return should go.
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I agree with Bill, the line should run back to the tank,but what if your running an Iv bag set up?could the primer line just be capped off,after its primed?

The upside to the fuel in the bottom of the boat is that it will only burn to the waterline.
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i have mine capped off, cuz well, i dont use the primer hahahahahahah


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Default RE: Walbro help.

I do have a WHH tank, but it has no hole in the neck. I bought the boat off of Ebay and the guy had to of worked on it with hooves, he couldn't have had fingers (hammer man). Anyway, I'll drill and tap a 10-32 hole in the neck. Thanks for the responses.
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There is nothing there that you can tap.
Drill a hole so that the fuel tubing is a good snug fit when you push it through. It only needs to penetrate into the neck about an inch.
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:42 PM
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Thanks for the tip. I'll do that.
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Default RE: Walbro help.

Sullivan makes gas tank stoppers already with three holes, you have choice of using all three or can use only two. the holes are not all the way thru, when you first get them. Stoppers are dark bwn make sure the letter O appears on the stoppers those are for gas.

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