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    Gas Alarm Buzzer - At what Level

    Kind of interesting, I hit the buzzer this week end, ran it about ten minutes and then filled it. It took 12.5 gallons, if they are all the same that puts the buzzer at 5.5 gallons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack B View Post
    Kind of interesting, I hit the buzzer this week end, ran it about ten minutes and then filled it. It took 12.5 gallons, if they are all the same that puts the buzzer at 5.5 gallons.
    Me too, Exactly (12.5 gal). Which means we have a third of a tank left at the buzzer.

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    fuel

    That info is good to know.

    Is the remaining 5.5 gallons all useable?

    Thanks

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    owners book say 4.8 gal. when the buzzer should come on

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    Is All 5.5 usable?

    I don't think so. My experience with the buzzer is about the same usually about 12.5 to 13 or so to fill it back up. The other day I ran my FZS for about 5 miles of near WOT after the buzzer first went off and then beached it to get the trailer. On the way to the trailer the engine died once while at idle, the only time the boat has ever done that. It did refire and drove to the trailer so it still had some fuel but obviously not much. The next day it took only 15.78 gallons to top it back off.

    Maybe some deep pickup mod is possible to get the last 2-3 gallons?

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    I have been thinking of this "deep pickup mod" as well. We sometimes go on 100+ mile rides and the extra fuel (that's already in the tank) could be used. Maybe a separate deep pickup with a three way valve would be better, remake of the reserve from the two strokes. Does anybody know why they went away from a reserve anyway? I liked them, would run until completely out then switch and head to the dock.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by superair View Post
    Does anybody know why they went away from a reserve anyway? I liked them, would run until completely out then switch and head to the dock.

    Matt
    Not positive but I would guess the fuel pumps don't like to run dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5001craig View Post
    Not positive but I would guess the fuel pumps don't like to run dry.
    No, you never want your fuel pump running dry as they build up a lot of heat and eventually fail. The fuel cools the pump and as you send more voltage to the pump, especially at WOT, it causes a fuel pump to heat up. Without the fuel to cool the pump, it eventually burns out and who knows when, which could mean Kaboom. In tank pumps are a little safer for this scenario though compared to big, external pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5001craig View Post
    Not positive but I would guess the fuel pumps don't like to run dry.

    If you ran it out of gas with a shorter pickup, wouldn't that be the same thing?

    Matt

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    I have 20+ miles after the buzzer

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