New gen 3 cool fuel cover kit

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Coz, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Coz

    Coz Member

    249
    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    Merc tech told me today that the only part of the fuel module that had issues with paint coming off was the cover on the pump side and the new cover solved that problem.

    I’ve seen pics of modules that looks like paint coming off on the filter side. Anyone have first hand experience? I hate to spend $200 on a cover if that doesn’t solve the problem. Also there are some that say you can strip the paint off the old cover, anyone done that?
     
  2. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    I caught mine in time. Blasted the cover, made some mods to the module, worked great when sold 3 years later.
     
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  3. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Mine definitely had paint inside the main housing. I did not have issues with it flaking, but the paint robot sprayed right in it.
     
  4. pyro

    pyro Active Member

    178
    Dec 4, 2018
    CT, Long Island Sound
    2008 Sundancer 290
    Twin 5.0L MPI Bravo III
    Kohler 5ecd
    Did you strip the paint off the housing, or leave it? I'm not clear where the paint usually flakes from.

    Did your tech already remove the top cover? Apparently the top covers do not always come off without breaking/stripping screws.
     
  5. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Paint issue is the top cover only, mine came right off
     
  6. Coz

    Coz Member

    249
    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    I was speaking about modules in general, not mine. Gonna look at mine this weekend
     
  7. Coz

    Coz Member

    249
    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    If the cover doesn’t show any signs of paint coming off, would you still replace it or leave it and just not use gas with ethanol?
     
  8. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    took my cover off and had it blasted. I purchased a filter housing due to the leaky corroded connections and it appeared to be painted or coated with something.
     

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