- Aug 29, 2007
I now took possession of a 1989 wellcraft 19 foot, open bow, with I/O. Seller told me, The gas is about 5 years old, but was treated every year with stabilizer and the tank was kept full. The fuel smells a bit like gasoline, but not like fresh gasoline. I would like to remove the old fuel as there is no room for adding some fresh. I tried a hand operated method of siphoning out threw the fuel hose that leads to the water separator but that did not work at all. I tried attaching a 12 volt low pressure fuel pump to that same hose, and fuel only dribbled out. I blew air from my air compressure back threw that same hose, and I could hear gurgoling in the tank , and I assume that is a good indicator. The engine has a mechanical fuel pump. What tips, suggestions have you that will work ?