Pinched fuel line

Roger K Sterling

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Oct 23, 2021
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2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
Engines
Mercruiser 5.0L, Bravo II, Thunderbolt V ignition
A friend at my marina pointed out the fuel line from the pump to the carburetor appears pinched and who ever made the bend apparently didn't use a pipe bending tool. He said it maybe restricting fuel flow. I wanted to know what any of you thought about it.
 

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A friend at my marina pointed out the fuel line from the pump to the carburetor appears pinched and who ever made the bend apparently didn't use a pipe bending tool. He said it maybe restricting fuel flow. I wanted to know what any of you thought about it.
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Just my opinion:

I would be cautious about that line. Aside from being ugly and pinching off that line, everyone of those gouge marks is a potential weak point and vibrations "could" cause a failure of the line. Probably won't, but "could" and fuel in the engine compartment isn't something to fart around with.
 
Looks like it was bent with a pair of channel locks which crushed the line and left those grooves. Personally, I would replace that.
 
Looks like something, I might have done about 45 years ago. :rolleyes:
ugly but not leaking.. put that on the Spring tuneup schedule, IMO
 

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