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Old 06-21-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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As I recently mention I am still burning the gasoline the dealer put in the tanks back in February of 2012. Generator runs fine off that gas and I have pumped the toy tank pretty much dry just doing the maintenance run of the Onan.

The other day the landlord wanted to cut the grass so I hooked up and rolled down to the gas station to lubricate the wheel bearings, rattle stuff around inside and get some fresh gas in both tanks.

I'm going to take the scooter out tomorrow so I'd figure I'd make sure the fuel station works before I get too far along in my plans.

To my surprise the fuel pump worked and the gas that was discharged was water and crud free. I was prepared to pull the pump and free it up but I didn't need to do that nor did I have to filter the gas. Tomorrow I'll see if the gas is up to the challenge of being pushed through a 1900 cc engine at Interstate speeds.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:29 AM   #2
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As I recently mention I am still burning the gasoline the dealer put in the tanks back in February of 2012. Generator runs fine off that gas and I have pumped the toy tank pretty much dry just doing the maintenance run of the Onan.

The other day the landlord wanted to cut the grass so I hooked up and rolled down to the gas station to lubricate the wheel bearings, rattle stuff around inside and get some fresh gas in both tanks.

I'm going to take the scooter out tomorrow so I'd figure I'd make sure the fuel station works before I get too far along in my plans.

To my surprise the fuel pump worked and the gas that was discharged was water and crud free. I was prepared to pull the pump and free it up but I didn't need to do that nor did I have to filter the gas. Tomorrow I'll see if the gas is up to the challenge of being pushed through a 1900 cc engine at Interstate speeds.
It seems that gas doesn't go bad like it used to. I forgot to drain the tank on the preasure washer and had not used it for a couple of years, when I got it out to use it a couple of weeks back I thought I would have to do some work to get it going. To my suprise it started on the 3rd pull and run just like normal.
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:47 AM   #3
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I dunno, gas around here goes bad in less than a year.

I always put Seafoam in my gas cans and equipment gas tanks in the Fall.

I wish gas was a high quality as the old days!

On a like topic, can someone tell me if the fueling station hose is 3/4 or 1 inch? I want to replace the original with either a 6 or 8 Ft hose. The OEM is just too short for fueling my Polaris RZR.

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Mine is marked 3/4".
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Thanks sundancer!

Guess I could have looked, but have been busy getting the trailer reloaded after the trip to the dealer.

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Old 06-22-2014, 01:18 AM   #6
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Goodyear 3/4" x 8' Hardwall Curb Pump Hose - HW3/4X8

Check this out when you have time.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:04 AM   #7
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Sundancer, Do you use one of these? Do you have a swivel on one end?

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Nope, I just use the OEM set up. I think I can get close enough to fill the bike. Never used it for filling the bike but I think it will be long enough.

I'm not sure the link I sent you will actually fit. The threads look straight in the photo but the description of others show NPT. I guess the only way to know is to take the nozzle off and look at the threads.
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Yup and I can do that. Found another site that has pre-made hoses:

Gas Pump Heaven¬*::¬*HOSES & NOZZLES¬*::¬*HOSES¬*::¬*BLACK HOSE w/ BRASS ENDS

The RZR can be very tough to get along side the 3800 in some of the RV parks where we have stayed. So being able to back right up to the trailer and then use a longer hose to reach the gas cap a just about the center of the machine on the passenger side...would sure be nice!

I'll figure it out and post what I chose do to!

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I guess that system would handle diesel fuel? Anyone doing that?
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