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  • Remove Aluminum Fuel Fill?

    I am replacing the aluminum fuel fills with a single new fuel fill hose. I am wondering if I should remove the old fill lines or just leave them alone. I plan to just run the new Shields Rubber fuel fill between the two aluminum lines. Any cons to leaving them? Pros would be the trouble and time not wasted taking them out...
    Steven Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

  • #2
    The aluminum lines were prone to corrosion, especially if they were touching something. My first fuel leak was in the aluminum pipe where it ran through the stringer.
    Chris Miller[br]Mystic Islands, NJ[br]1974 17 Classic[br]1988 211 Classic (sold)[br]1990 Grady White 230 Gulfstream (sold)[br][img][br]


    • #3
      Prater, if they are not in use and are basically just sitting there I wouldn't see any problem leaving them be. If there isn't anything flowing through them then nothing can leak out of them

      1996 282 'TresAmigos'- current
      1995 231 Tuppens 'KatieLynn'-SOLD
      2007 2201 Bay 'StayinLazy'-SOLD


      • #4
        you can leave them if you don't want to bother removing them but take precaution that the new fuel line doesn't rub against them and cause chafing.
        1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
        1985 Mako 20c - sold
        Fort Walton Beach, FL