Thread: SLTX 1050 Oil Tank
08-24-2013, 12:13 PM #1
SLTX 1050 Oil Tank
Hey, I'm hoping someone can help me out... Yesterday, I discovered a bunch of oil in the hull of my 1996 Polaris SLTX. I found the source of the leak. It appears to be dripping from some kind of valve, or something on the top of the tank. It looks like maybe it's supposed to let air into the tank to equalize pressure? anyways, something tells me it should not be dripping. Could it be faulty, or just from extremely rough water conditions yesterday? I've attached pics... any help would be appreciated
08-24-2013, 01:24 PM #2
If you are talking about the black and white valve at the end of the hose, it is a one way valve. It lets air in as the oil level goes down. If it is dripping oil, It is no good.
08-24-2013, 01:45 PM #3
on a side note, it sucks its leaked oil that hull looks super clean
08-24-2013, 01:46 PM #4
is the oil sender pushed in as far as it can go? i hvent seen one that sits that high? usually the wire connections is very close to top of the oil tank? atelast on the skis I have
08-24-2013, 02:20 PM #5
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The oil sender is sticking out. Push it back down in the tank.
08-24-2013, 03:04 PM #6
08-24-2013, 11:48 PM #7
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there is spray on the top of the hull above the tank, you must have been doing something crazy hahaha!
08-25-2013, 06:22 AM #8
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Relocate the oil tank vent check valve to higher in the hull. See this post for more info.
Replace the weeping check valve with a new one.
Make sure the oil level sender is properly seated into the oil tank opening and is well sealed.
08-27-2013, 04:50 PM #9
Thanks everyone! New check valve is on it's way and Ill be sure to push that sending unit back in
08-27-2013, 04:52 PM #10
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