Fuel fittings

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by keepinitreel, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. I have an 82 gallon plastic fuel tank in my boat. I think that the threads to the fittings have been damaged due to an over-aggressive and mis- aligned turn of the wrench. The fix was done on open water with high seas...it was a quick fix that got us home.

    Problem is I can not get the fittings off. It feels stripped and the innermost fitting which I think is called the molded insert, needs replaced.

    Any suggestions? I'm waiting on an email from Moeller Marine.

    Attached Files:

  2. http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=USPlastic&category_name=37&Page=1

    you can tap it out to the next size

    Bulkhead Fittings and Adapters

    Black High Density Polyethylene Tank Fittings
    Polypropylene Tank Fittings
    Bulkhead Fittings and Adapters
    Hayward Safe-T-Loc CPVC Bulkhead Fittings

    Self Aligning PVC Tank Adapters
    Hayward Safe-T-Loc PP & PVC Bulkhead Fittings
    Heavy Duty PVC and Polypropylene Bulkhead Fittings
    Full And Half FRP Couplings-Tank Fittings For Fiberglass Tanks

    Flanged Fittings-Tank Fittings For Fiberglass Tanks
    Polyethylene Bulkhead Fittings With EPDM Gaskets
    Single And Double PVC Bulkhead Fittings
    Teflon® Bulkhead Fittings

  3. If youve turned it to the point of which itll leak then keep going till you snap it or it comes out. Tough area to work. Plastic and all. Dont put to much on it because you might break the bulk fitting from the tank. Dont look like you can remove the spanner nut and slide it over the elbow so you might have to cut the 90deg elbow off and install a new bulk head as mentioned. Remember its a gas tank. NO sparks!!!!!