installing fuel fitting on new portable tank

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Old 07-05-20, 06:32 PM
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installing fuel fitting on new portable tank

I purchased a 3 gallon portable gas tank for my outboard, and need a solution for how to get the Johnson fuel fitting screwed into the port. There is not enough room for the nozzles on the fitting as I turn it to screw it in. I hope I worded this so that you are able to understand the problem. Any help is appreciated.
 
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Old 07-05-20, 07:28 PM
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We can understand the issue but without seeing it can't really offer help.
Can you post a picture for us ?
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If you are trying to install the two pin style Johnson fuel fitting you might have to remove the fitting from the tank. Install your Johnson fitting into the tank fitting while it's removed from the tank. Then reinstall it all back on the tank.
 
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Correct. It is the two-prong Johnson. There is not enough clearance to turn it to screw it in. I thought about removing the receiving piece, but didn't want to ruin it whereas I would not be able to return it and get my money back.
 
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Old 07-06-20, 01:44 PM
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That can be removed. The only tricky part is that the float will be hanging on inside.

What if you added a brass extension. The one in the picture is 3/8". They come in different sizes.
The home improvement stores carry them.


 
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Ya, that is what I was thinking about. I will go and look for that tomorrow. Should I put thread tape on both the extension piece and the fuel fitting?
 
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Old 07-06-20, 03:29 PM
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Yes......teflon tape would be recommended.
 
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