bulb stays deflated

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  1. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    I installed a new petrol pipe and bulb,I followed the flow arrows on the bulb,but the bulb stays deflated when squeezed.
    Is there a simple way to test if the non return valve is sticking in the bulb?
    The outboard starts but stops after a couple of minutes.I changed to the fuel line setup that I have on my Yamaha,and it works perfectly.
    It only leads me to presume that the new bulb is faulty.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    I assume the fuel is fresh and tank/lines clean.
     
  3. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Is the tank breathing. Sounds like the vent Is closed.
     
  4. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Thanks for your replies gentlemen.
    The tank and fuel lines are clean and the fuel is new.
    I removed the tank vent and stripped it,it had some flaky material partially blocking it.I refitted it and gave it another try,it still behaved the same.
    When I fitted the fuel line and bulb off my Yamaha,it worked perfectly.
     
  5. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Thats easy. Throw the old bulb out a and get a new one. Did you keep the receipt . You should get a free replacement.
     
  6. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    That's what I like about you Aussies,true logic,Haha
    I'll look for a proven make when I get a new one.
     
  7. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    Try it the other way 'round anyway. You may have a really cheap, efficient anti theft gadget there.;)
     

  8. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    haHa,my problem is I am at least 35mls from the nearest water,so if the bulb is anti-theft,it may go anti-me.
    I think the best thing to do with it is dropkick it into the nearest rubbish bin.
    V
     
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