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I’d like to redirect the tattletale direction on my E250HLO G2. At idle upon start up, it’d be nice to be able to check for flow, when there isn’t much for pressure for the gauge to read.

Has anyone developed a 45 -to- 60 degree fitting that doesn’t restrict the flow?

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There is a lot of water that needs to fill the engine block. It is not an instant telltale and may take a while to build pressure. Redirecting any hoses is not good idea.
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E-TEC tell-tale 60 degree  low-rez.jpg



This is seen often and can work on a G2 also.

 

It is very important that you do not impede the flow of tell-tale water as it is part of the engine's cooling system



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Can the telltale simply be directed on the direction you want? also I know that when I removed the telltale attachment and leave the wide open orifice instead of the small hole the readable water pressure drops a PSI or more, in my case the telltale attachment can be pointed in any direction 360*

IMO that attachment wont' accomplish what the OP is looking for since it will transform the strong  water jet of some five feet or more in to a drip [frown] not visible unless you are behind the engine  

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Gotsea, the G2 does not have have a restrictor orifice.
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 I see, Can you some how insert one in there that will shoot a stream of water that will be visible from the captain's seat, without interfering with the cooling system?
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No, it needs to be 3/8" ID
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No, it needs to be 3/8" ID


I "think" that gets us back to the 'dribble' as Gotsea mentioned with the 90 angle?  I'd have to doubt that it's going to 'shoot' out of a 3/8 ID where the operator is going to see much, unless the End of the Dribble Hose is in view.

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Earlier G2 models have an open threaded flush port in which the pictured PVC and hose "angle tell-tale" will work fine and show a steady flow of water.  On the latest versions of the G2 with the new Walbro VST, the motors use a screw-in adapter with a restrictor due to the different plumbing required for the new type VST. The "angle adapter" would not work well in that case unless a female garden hose fitting was installed at the open end of the hose for the screw-in restrictor.

It is shade-tree but it does do the job.

 


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