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How To - Replacing Fuel Pickup Tube

Parts Needed, Tools Needed, Step-By-Step, Notes


Topic:                           The Ins And Outs of Pickup Tube Replacement


Expertise Required:      Beginner


Estimated Time:            1 hour (not including time to clean out tank)


Parts Neeed:               You will need the following parts:

      • Tygon Fuel Hose (1/8")
      • 10-0510-358 Fuel Strainer (only if yours is horrible)

Tools Needed:             You will need the following tools:

      • Flatblade Screwdrive - for fuel filler neck
      • Battery Powered Drill - for phillips screws fill neck
      • Large Crescent Wrench (12" or larger) - for Nut on Tank Fitting
      • Smaller Crescent Wrench - to turn 90 degree fuel fitting
      • Berryman's B-12 Aerosol Carburetor Cleaner
      • Liquid Teflon Tape

Step-By-Step:             Here's step-by-step instructions on how to get it done:

NOTE: If pickup tube has rotted off - and filled tank with all of the old piece, it's time to bite the bullet and just remove the tank. That is detailed here: How To - New Wetbike Owner

Disconnect Battery Before Doing Anything

50hp Bikes:  

      • Remove the clamp on the fuel line and disconnect
      • Then unscrew the fitting from the tank and pull assembly out
      • Cut old tubing off and install new line and strainer
      • Put a dab of liquid teflon on the threads and reinstall. Resist the urge to overtighten - do not split the nylon and cause a fuel/vapor leak

50hp Bikes:

      • Remove the clamp on the fuel line and disconnect
      • Grab both of your crescent wrenches and use them to tighten the nut onto the tank. You'd be surprised how tight you might need to get it, but don't go so tight that you tear out the material
      • With both wrenches still on there, HOLD THE NUT and unscrew the 90 degree fitting. You might have to try this a few times - but eventually it will break free
      • Once you get it unscrewed, carefully pull everything out of the tank
      • Remove the anti-siphon valve and spray it clear with B-12
      • Clean up all of the threads, install new tubing and strainer
      • Put a dab of liquid teflon on the threads and reinstall.

Notes:

There is some discussion and/or debate about the length of these pickup tubes. I prefer to make them long enough that they sit about 1/8 off of the bottom of the tank.

There is also some discussion about whether the screen that's inside the strainer should be in there. If you remove it, be prepared to replace fuel filters regularly and/or clean out the anti-siphon valve on a regular basis.

 

 

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