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    interesting discovery- fuel selector

    I was having issues with the selector in the on position it felt like it was running out of gas. pulled the pickups out of the tank. they looked OK, but I replaced the hoses anyway. the ON clunk was missing the screen, but I figured, no big deal.

    put the tank back together and pull the hoses off of the selector. start blowing through the OUT nipple while switching the selector. off works, reserve works, but on is hard to blow through. Then I figured I'd blow a little harder, and blam! like shooting a spit ball, something came out of the on nipple. Looked tan or white, but only saw it out of the corner of my eye. it disappeared in my hull. now the selector works and flows as it should.

    Those little screens on the clunks in the tank actually do something!


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    Whitish color, maybe fuel algea??

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    no idea. never seen or experienced fuel algae. The tank and carbs are spotless. I think it might have been an organic thing like a small leaf bud that fell into the tank?

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    It would have to get past the water seperator as well,or does yours not have the filter in it?

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    it does have the seperator/filter, but it was and still is after the selector Don't think it can de plumbed any other way.

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    Ahhh, not that it really matters as the crap can set up home anywhere along the line but mine has two filters from the tank to the pick-up. It could be something I added years ago.....

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    Allot of the Polaris crafts have an in line filter or filters ( depending on if it has reserve or not) before the selector Maybe we now why they did that!

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    mine has the 2 hoses coming out of the tank into the selector. then 1 out from the selector into the filter/seperator, than on to the fuel pump. I suppose I could put filters on the 2 lines from the tank, but I guess 1 time in 13 years isn't so bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by addicted View Post
    mine has the 2 hoses coming out of the tank into the selector. then 1 out from the selector into the filter/seperator, than on to the fuel pump. I suppose I could put filters on the 2 lines from the tank, but I guess 1 time in 13 years isn't so bad!
    thats how mine is! The best thing I did was upgrade to the new extruded aluminum pickup from the old clunk tubes Z

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