|Install between fuel tank and engine. A few squeezes prime your engine for easy starting. For use with 1/4" ID hose. Large (7in x 2in)|
Quick shipping, seems to be high quality item. Have not installed yet to test function.
The price is low which directly reflects the design and construction quality of this bulb primer. I have not disassembled it to verify but I believe the check valves are simply a plastic or rubber flapper, and are not a high quality ball-in-a-cage design. I have four problems with the unit that I received. Problem #1: The check valve at the inlet side does not block back flow. So, the fuel goes out both ends when the bulb is squeezed. Problem #2: After I purged my fuel line of air, I warmed up my engine and then went to full throttle. I observed a continuous stream of bubbles in the fuel line coming out of the primer but there were no air bubbles on the inlet side. I suspected poor clamping at the ends of the bulb was allowing air to be sucked in. So, I added two loops of safety wire clamps around each end of the bulb, and that stopped the air leak. Problem #3: This primer has significant resistance to forward flow of fuel. So, I recommend doing as I did, which was to plumb in a fuel bypass line with a check valve around the bulb primer. Problem #4: The fittings on the ends are much larger diameter than the 1/4 ID fuel line tube. Even after heating the tubes, it was very difficult to get the tubes onto the fittings.
Lasted about 8 months and the rubber bulb dissolved.
Bought this last year. Not more than 8 months old. Plane stored inside, bulb separated at both ends rubber rotted out. Would not recommend.
ID stands for inside diameter.
Yes, it has internal check valves.