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    How do I remove the fuel tank from a 97 SLT 700?

    I am trying to remove the fuel tank from the SLT 700. I'm not sure how it is secured, as I do not see any sort of straps or bolts connected to it. There are styrofoam reinforcing on the left and right side of the tank, pushed against the hull. I tried to push/pull the tank forward or backward with no success. and I did siphon all the gas out to make it lighter. Any suggestions on how to get it out?


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    I'm addicted to Polaris PWC ghostinstallations's Avatar
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    Tank is either held in with several highly visable bungiees or with 4 bolts at the bottom edge of the tank.

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    4 Bolts at the bottom of the tank. There are half circle recesses in the sides of the tank. You will not be able to see them, but can get at them with several extensions on a socket.

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    Got to be four bolts then, I'll check it out when I get the chance. Appreciate the help.

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    It is 4 bolts, but Im almost positive it won't fit out through the hood. Its hard enough getting it out with the engine removed.

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    oh it fits thru the hood..by about .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000001 mm to spare.

    Problem I've seen (three times) is that the tanks seem to swell and makes it tougher. Rather then pull the engine, get the disk sander out and shave a hair from either side of the hull where it's the tightest. The glass/pmc /whatever is rough there anyway..nobody will notice

    and the ridiculous bolt system. Wait till you try to put it back together. ( hint duct tape and a spot welder) I had to weld a socket to the end of an extension and then tape the bolt into that and then stick the entire affair down the tunnel and pray that I caught the threads correctly

    It does seem hopeless at first..

    I don't do fuel tank replacements anymore on Polaris for this reason.

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    I glue the little t bushings into the holes in the tank. Some 4200 works well.

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    Good thing the engine is coming out soon. I'll wait for that before I yank the tank. I actually just really want to move the tank to get better access to the fuel lines and remove the oil tank. ZBut if its really that much of a PITA, it may just be easier to access the lines as is.

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    The oil tank comes out by just removing the metal bracket under the the oil outlet hose on the gas tank. Then it just slides straight back. The fuel lines are easy to access by removing the snorkel under the hood. Just pull it out. Don't waste your time trying to get the tank out. I had to get my tank out because I had a part fall in the hull and end up under the tank. Its a royal pain even with the motor out.

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    Ah, I thought it would be hard to remove the snorkel with the tank in place...

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