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    Default Fuel tank pick up tubes

    I have an older Duratank that the housing is cracked around the fuel fitting..This is the one withe gauge..No parts are available..and run a 20hp Johnson ..Talked to an Evinrude dealer and he said if I got the fittings I could take the gauge and fitting assy off and make a plate in its place and put aftermarket pick up tube on and a OMC fitting. Duratank I have has a very small dia pickup tube that curves to the bottom.The one I found has a bigger dia straight tube, but has the plastic elbow ready for the OMC fitting to thread in.Does the dia of the pick up tube make a difference.My guess it doesn't since I think they make Duratanks now with just the elbow sticking out also and I assume it has a larger dia pick up tube in it?Any thoughts or suggestions.I just hate to buy a whole new tank if I can use this still.

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    Default Re: Fuel tank pick up tubes

    Find a good tank from the 60's or so.----Steel tanks with no plastic junk on them.

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    Default Re: Fuel tank pick up tubes

    Thanks..thought of that already and can get one if I decide to go that route, but do you happen to know if the size of the tube matters?

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    Default Re: Fuel tank pick up tubes

    I beleave in comes down to fuel consumption

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    Default Re: Fuel tank pick up tubes

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnygjr View Post
    I beleave in comes down to fuel consumption
    Thanks..

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    Default Re: Fuel tank pick up tubes

    Ayuh,..... 99% of the dip-tubes I've seen are 3/8",......

    Some ole outboards, smaller,.....
    Some Monster off-shore runners, with Monster motors, maybe 1/2",......
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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