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Captain
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎05-04-2013

Removal of speedometer tube

 Hello Bill

  The water line going to my Faria gauge has ruptured just as it enters the floor because the hole for my wire chase is rough. I was getting water in my boat and could not figure it out. I am protecting the wire chase but I want to remove the water line because I use GPS for speed and the MPH gauge was never really accurate. Can I just unplug the fitting in my lower untit and remove the fitting and line or do I need to leave the fitting in and plug it up? Also can you tell me were the LU gets it water supply from for the line? It is a 150 E150DPXAAC.

 

 Thank for all you do to help owners by giving so much good advice and help!!!!!

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Admiral
Posts: 8,851
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Removal of speedometer tube

 

Your gearcase has a hole in the front of the bullet shaped nose where water enters for the speedometer. Above that area where the gearcase mates to the midsection there is a black plasitc elbow fitting where the the speedo hose attaches. Carefully remove or cut away the hose and put a # 0305749  CAP, Pitot tube fitting on the elbow to seal it. You can then pull the speedo hose out of the boat and use your more accurate GPS

 

 

 


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Captain
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎05-04-2013

Re: Removal of speedometer tube

 Thank you

 

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Mate
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Registered: 2 weeks ago

Re: Removal of speedometer tube

I know I'm jumping on this years later but I have a question lol. Do you use the pitot tube plug at the intake of the water for the pitot tube on the cone or at the exit where it hooks to the tube or both? I'm also wanting to eliminate my speedometer