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August 23, 2019, 02:44:48 PM

Fuel shut off vave

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on: August 12, 2019, 04:33:17 PM
Thinking of fitting a shut of valve below the tank, any suggestions.


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Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 05:11:53 PM
Electric pump and isolator is easier to use as an anti theft device.


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Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 05:29:41 PM
I was thinkibg more along tge line of future proofing if I need to do any work on the fuel system I can work without emptying the tank or clamping fuel lines


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Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 06:46:32 PM
I bought one of these for my bus - will probably get one for the buggy too:-
Type in this item number into ebay search box - 163375163425
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Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 06:55:59 PM

Iíve an in-line shut of valve connected via AN fittings. Only trouble you need a 37í flare at some point. Did mine using a stainless steel compression fitting with the appropriate AN fitting tigged onto it


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Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 07:58:14 PM
If you are working down there worth installing. Electric cutoff and pump with switches as Snoopy says but if the cutoff fails for any reason then a manual valve lets you sort it easier.

Just don't do what I did pretty regularly when I fitted mine. You can get quite a way before the engine stops when you forget to switch them on.

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Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 09:48:27 PM
I fitted a manual valve to mine, it's in the middle of the flexi under the tank.  Well worth it.


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Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 07:22:40 AM
Cheers everyone for the advice


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Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 10:40:19 AM
I have the correct size motor cycle valve just below my tank.  Money well spent if ever you need to work on it and saves a load of hassle (also when parked up over the winter serves as an extra anti theft device which I always seem to forget to turn on when I come to start it :) )


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Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 03:32:19 PM
Before I went full AN/JIC fittings I used a fuel quick disconnect coupling, makes it very easy to shut off fuel for filter changes or draining the tank by pluging in another hose.


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Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 09:47:49 PM
Before I went full AN/JIC fittings I used a fuel quick disconnect coupling, makes it very easy to shut off fuel for filter changes or draining the tank by pluging in another hose.

Do you have a link to one?


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Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 10:57:22 PM
Mine was off an old army generator but if you google lots come up.


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Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 02:26:11 PM
Same, we have a dry break coupling down there, it's great for working on the fuel system.
One of them mucky ones. Sorry.