Thread: Gas tank problems?
03-23-2013, 06:58 PM #1
03-23-2013, 06:59 PM #2
And this isn't my gas tank Im just using the photo as an example
03-23-2013, 07:03 PM #3
not having a good seal there wont do much, other then leak fuel vapors and fuel. soo costing money get a new gasket. thats just the fuel sender
03-23-2013, 07:07 PM #4
OK cool just want to be sure it's not causing fuel problems thanks
03-23-2013, 10:17 PM #5
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- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
Fuel fumes inside the hull are an explosion and fire risk. You really do want the fuel system to be well sealed inside the hull.
There is no power ventilation fan/blower in a watercraft, so it is even more important that the hull not accumulate fuel vapors.
03-23-2013, 10:21 PM #6
x2 - fix it or BOOM!!
03-24-2013, 09:06 AM #7
As said, fuel vapor can be VERY dangerous. Also your fuel system needs to be under a small amount of pressure to work properly. ( 3psi or so).
Do not use any sealer. You will have to probably make a new, rubber gasket.
03-24-2013, 09:09 AM #8
03-24-2013, 09:48 AM #9
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- Milwaukee WI
It may be as simple as just tightening down the screws for the sender a little more. If that doesn't do it, them remove the sender and inspect the gasket, and the sealing surfaces. You want it to be squeaky clean. That gasket should still be available from Polaris if you need it. Part number 5810858
Just an extra note. Do NOT over tighten those screws. It doesn't take a lot of torque to get them to seal. If they are too tight it may actually distort the sealing surfaces and cause a leak.
03-24-2013, 12:04 PM #10
What is the availability on Polaris PWC parts these days? I got rid of my PRO1200 a couple years back, just curious if you can still get stuff pretty easy at dealers?
I'm really close to Seebold Sports at Lake Ozarks, they were always pretty good at getting things for me.
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