Brass fuel selector valve for dual tank fuel lines. This 3-way ball valve selector has 3 ports of same diameter NPT female thread. Offered in 1/4" NPT or 3/8" NPT sizes.
Commonly used in either/or applications for twin fuel tanks (withdraw from one tank at a time), or for looping a fuel polishing system that does not operate while engine is running.
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Fuel Line Valves
I have a dune buggy with 2 5 gallon tanks, how far do I have to turn the lever to get to the other tank?
The two directions for flow are at 90 degrees to each other unlike most valves where they are opposite to each other (180 degrees off) Look into the valve when it is disconnected and your can see the channels aligning with the outlets.
The lever only needs to be turned 90 deg to access another tank.
Looking to see if these valves have left tank only (270 degrees, both tanks (center position of handle 0 or 360 degrees) right tank only (90 degrees) and off at 180 degrees. "both" is with all three open. "ball" on stem has three holes that align with outlets?
This valve only provides flow to one tank at a time, not both at the same time, plus off.
Left or right only. not both
One inlet and then right and left
Is this valve good for a 50-60 psi fuel system?
I guess that would depend on where it is in the system. If it is simply pulling fuel from a tank using typical pump vacuum to a pump that boosts fuel pressure, I would say it could work. It certainly is not designed for high pressure applications. It is designed for fuel directional capabilities with mulitple tanks using typical fuel pump vacuum. If used in that capacity it should be OK. If you put it in line to where is would be seeing 50-60 psi?... absolutely not.
no help. I used it on a normal 6-7 psi system.Sorry Larry
The valve is well built but I have only put 10 lbs of pressure through this puppy. Worked fine at that rate.
Any chance you have the installation/operations manual? Could you list the link here?
There is not one. Valve is 90 degrees to each way
It's pretty simple; 90deg ball valve, when pointed right, connects right and down of T. When pointed down, connects down and left of T. Keep turning and connects left with nothing, then nothing with right side one more 90deg turn. The handle can be clocked to match how you want it to point, but no direction is really all that intuitive.
Is this valve off pointing at and away from the center port?
The valve is closed when it is not facing toward one of the side ports. But i believe it only rotates to a certain point
It has a 90 degree elbow in the valve, when pointed left its connecting center and left, when pointed center its connecting center and right
how do you take the old valve off and put the new one on? does the valve have a nut on top that unscrews so you can put the new valve up through the hole and put the nut back on to hold it to the floor of the cabinet?
No nut. The fuel line should have a fitting with male threads on the end, that match up with the female threads of the valve. Without a picture of what you are talking about, its hard to say what you need to do.
There is a flange on the body of the valve with 2 holes in it. My valve had machine screws through the panel and valve flange with a nut on the back side.
does it come with longer selector rod to control valve ?
Not that I know of. However, it would be simple to make one out of brass or aluminum rod whatever length you would need.Get a shaft connector from a supply house; like would be used on a motor shaft. Install and pin, buy an appropriate knob install done (I would pin on both ends with a roll pin you want it secure from vibration long term).I have one of these valves in a two gas tank- Land Rover, used for three years no leaks , no problems.
how do you know which way it turns?
The handle revolves around in either direction, there are no stops. When the valve ports line up with the pipe fittings, you will have flow. You can have flow from the inlet port to either outlet port and it also has an off position. You can have flow to only one outlet port at a time. I hope this answers your question.
What are this inside components made of? Is the inner mechanism plastic?
No plastic used in this valve. Only Stainless or bronze components.
what are the fuel flow directions. Which port is inlet and outlets?
Sorry, I'm home and the valve is 600 miles away.
I used this product as a dual fuel tank selector. I chose this manual selector valve over other electric valves as it will stand the test of time. Works great for my application, all I need to do is switch the valve to change from one tank to the other.
San Bernardino California
Scout - Valve capability
I went off a previous comment that said this valve is a replacement for a '69 Scout. While the valve is similar it is not a replacement for a Scout. the connection points are in different locations and the lever directional orientation is different. overall, it does not serve the purpose of a Scout replacment part unless fuel lines are modified to do so and you would be happy with different lever arm position in relation to original. Good part, just not necessarily for my needs.
Maple Valley, WA
This valve replaces the fuel tank selector valve in a '69 Scout 800A.