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    Fuel Sending Unit

    My 97 gp1200 has a full tank of gas but is showing empty, after winter storage.

    I'll have to pull it to ohm test it, or see if the float is sticking. Is there anyway to repair them?

    They seem cheap enough used but could only find 1999 gp 800 and 1200 units will they workin a 97?

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    ohm test within spec, the float is the problem it sinks when i put it in fuel.

    Any thoughs if its repairable?

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    Same problem here! Let me know what you find out please!

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    Might have found a solution!

    I'm running premix, so I took 1 of the plastic floats off the oil sending unit (theres 2). Unscrewed the bottom of the sending unit, placed the plastic foat inside. Leave the original float in, the plastic float will help it gain buoyancy again.

    I put 2 gallons of gas in ran it on reserve warning light came on, which would be normal. Put 3 more gallons for a total of 5 gallons, the alarm was off and the guage read 1 bar which is about right.

    I'll have to see if it hold up, but for now appears like its working fine.
    Good luck, you have to drain the tank and its a PITA to get the sending unit out.

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    I don't want to sound harsh but I seriously doubt that either of you attempted a search on this topic. I entered the word "fuel" (titles only) in the advanced search and came up many results including this particular thread:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...highlight=fuel

    Yes, it's mine .

    Sierra, it sounds like you found a solution to the problem and I totally agree that it a royal PITA to remove that fuel sender! Hopefully your float fix will continue to work and you won't have to remove the sender again .

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    Didn't think of searching just fuel.

    I was searching for "fuel sending unit", "sending unt", "sending" titles only didn't come back with many topics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyual777 View Post
    I don't want to sound harsh but I seriously doubt that either of you attempted a search on this topic. I entered the word "fuel" (titles only) in the advanced search and came up many results including this particular thread:

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...highlight=fuel

    Yes, it's mine .

    Sierra, it sounds like you found a solution to the problem and I totally agree that it a royal PITA to remove that fuel sender! Hopefully your float fix will continue to work and you won't have to remove the sender again .
    i've been searching all over haha, reading all of the other sending unit problem threads.. i may have to try this idea though and see if it helps me also!

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