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so I have an 18Hp surfacedrive go devil. It is brand new and right out of the box it was having an issue which seemed to be starving for fuel. If I pumped the bulb it would pick back up and run good until it drank all the gas in the reservoir then I would have to pump the bulb again. We determined it was a bad vacuum pump so we put a new one on and it has been running great all season up until last night driving back into the launch it kept dying out and I had to constantly pump the bulb back to the boat launch.

I'm tired of screwing with it SO, what kind of fuel pump should I get? brand, ect?? I run my motor off a lawn/garden battery. Does the pump run off the alternator of the motor or is it constantly being fed by the battery? (i'm no mechanic, just a Carpenter)

I would appreciate some input on the matter.

I'v been reluctant to put one on because the motor was built to run without one and thats how I expect it to be. Some say that its not always the case and some just need electric pumps.

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I had the same thing happen to me I put electric one on and it runs great I have a 27 hp kaw long tail. Mine runs off a battery but I have a car battery in my boat not sure of the name ill get back to you with it by the way I loved your hunting vid I often wonder where you hunted keep up the great vids I have a couple on you tube under cootlover if you want to watch .
 

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I'm having the same problem with my longtail. I'm sure my issue is my fuel tank not venting properly. What type of a tank do you have? Mine is a newer 6 gallon Attwood. It seems to be a common problem if you check out some other forums. I Just need a day to try and work on it. Keep us posted on what you do (mostly cause I'm curious if that is the best idea as some others have previously suggested.
 

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mine is the attwood 6gal. I know it has a built in air vent but I usually unscrew the cap pretty loose for extra venting thats been working but, last night it started dying constantly until I started pumping my bulb

cootlover: I'll check out your vids! Thanks!

Utahbigbull gave me advise how to mount one. I have a loose power wire coming out of the motor to wire lights or something. so I connect the power to the power and connect the ground and connect the in and out put for the fuel line.. simple as that. I'm sure I can do that myself, I'd like some input on weather or not the electric pump is worth it.

currently I crank my motor with a 300cc lawn/garden battery and it works excellent. why that battery? because it weighs 15lbs compared to a 60lbs deep cycle. so, would I have to go up in battery size? of does my motor alternator operate the fuel pump?
 

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Nate,

Like I've told ya, bring $35 bucks for a pump and your boat up here and we can have one in and have you up and running in minutes hoss. Your motor should have a built in alternator that keeps your battery charged up. If not, your little battery will be just fine anyways. They take so little juice and your engine voltage is plenty amps to recharge what that little thing takes you have very little to worry about.

The puny engine vacumme pumps are junk and putting an inline pump was by far the best thing I ever did to mine. I have zero issues with it starving for fuel now.
 

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Nate,

Like I've told ya, bring $35 bucks for a pump and your boat up here and we can have one in and have you up and running in minutes hoss. Your motor should have a built in alternator that keeps your battery charged up. If not, your little battery will be just fine anyways. They take so little juice and your engine voltage is plenty amps to recharge what that little thing takes you have very little to worry about.

The puny engine vacumme pumps are junk and putting an inline pump was by far the best thing I ever did to mine. I have zero issues with it starving for fuel now.
Don't tempt me with a good time;). are you talking out of your shop?
 

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Just bring it by the house. It will take no time at all once we get the pump and some fittings depending on what size fuel line you're running.
 

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Just bring it by the house. It will take no time at all once we get the pump and some fittings depending on what size fuel line you're running.
I have 1/4" fuel lines. I'm sure you have electrical wire or should I pick some up?
 

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I have 1/4" fuel lines. I'm sure you have electrical wire or should I pick some up?
I'll make sure to have some wire and some butt connectors. You can go to O'riley and ask them for a low pressure (2-3 p.s.i.) electric pump. I believe the one I bought had 1/4" ends on it. If not, it's just a matter of buying some adapters.
 

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Vanguard motors run a "White" wire off the loom that only goes HOT with key on! This runs the power to your fuel pump. You should also install a 10amp fuse in that line. Ground should come directly off your battery.
Buy an "Airtex" Marine grade pump 12v 2-3PSI and your motor will run better and you'll never look back.
 

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I'll make sure to have some wire and some butt connectors. You can go to O'riley and ask them for a low pressure (2-3 p.s.i.) electric pump. I believe the one I bought had 1/4" ends on it. If not, it's just a matter of buying some adapters.
when are you available?
 
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