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Old 06-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Extended flow fuel system

I already have a large capacity fuel tank and would like to use it to fuel my hondas so I was wondering where one can buy the connections and hoses for an extended flow fuel system.

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Easy to find on EBay.
EXTENDED RUN FUEL CAP fits EU 1000 2000 Honda Generator | eBay
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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We built our extended run fuel system from Mercury Outboard fuel hoses and parts, and the "Upper Red Cap", which is specifically made for Hondas (I think an "Upper Blue Cap" is available for Yamahas, too). See similar system at this link:

BERGS Dual Feed Extended Run Tank for Honda WiseSales.com

We purchased "Upper Red Caps" and Mercury fuel hoses and fittings online, mostly through Amazon.com, and an outboard fuel tank at WalMart; then, put all the pieces together to approximate the system in the photo above. I think we saved $30 or $40. However, it took a lot of online research to find the correct parts and the best prices. So, it might be worth it to just buy the finished system, if time is limited and money is no object.

One advantage of our home-built system is that the Mercury hoses (with priming bulbs) are available about anywhere that sells boating supplies, including WalMart and West Marine; so it's easy to find replacement parts if you damage or lose something. Also, the extra fittings allow individual hoses and caps to be added/removed from the system to configure for either one or two generators; and the fittings contain valves so they don't leak if the mating part is removed.

I think Camping World carries the "Upper Red Cap" and some extended run hoses. So, if there is a store nearby, you might be able to get a closer look at the parts needed. That's where we first saw a system like this, but their parts were too expensive.

The "Upper Red Cap" is pricey; but after you get a look at it in hand, you'll see that it's well-made, and the price is fair compared to other extended run fuel caps on the market.
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Built my own with extra Generator top, 5 gallon marine tank and hose.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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Built my own with extra Generator top, 5 gallon marine tank and hose.
Could you post pics? I have an old marine tank but would need a new hose. The old one is rotted.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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I used one of these: Honda EU1/EU2 Ext Run Gas Cap WiseSales.com to make up my own extended run fuel supply...

I used two fuel hose quick disconnects, one at the tank, and one at the cap so I could pack the components easier...

Also, I mounted one the quick disconnects opposite of the other so that the fuel tank would be 'closed' when the hose is disconnected, and then I could hook the hose end together to keep the hose 'sealed' during transit - after draining all fuel back into the tank...
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Another possibility is the red cap + Q-disco & hose +... body washer (& fittings) sized to fit the inside of standard mouth gasoline cans (completely replacing the spout). That way we can use most all of existing gas cans and do not need to buy specialized outboard motor gas cans ... this allows us to use four different cans without the need to refill.
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Could you post pics? I have an old marine tank but would need a new hose. The old one is rotted.
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Been away for a couple of weeks. Will post soon.
Here are the pictures. I put a Honda outboard fuel connector on the generator. The cap is a new one with the vent removed. I drilled and tapped the cap.

The fuel tank has a universal fuel connector.

The fuel filter is their just to see the fuel flowing..

The vent in the Marine tank takes the place of the Generator vent.
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