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    Oil Level Sender leaking

    Re: 2000 Virage TX



    I kept the front of the boat propped up higher than normal
    to keep water from gathering in the wells. It looks like oil
    was leaking out of the oil level sender hole. When I go to
    pull out the stopper, it comes with NO resistance. I guess
    its definitely not making a tight seal. Is this normal? Broke?


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    Hi hemi, it's my pleasure to WELCOME you to the Green Hulk Forums!!
    It should fit snug.
    I've been known to remove the sender and allow it to sit in transmission super uber repair all, which will swell the rubber and tighten the fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    Hi hemi, it's my pleasure to WELCOME you to the Green Hulk Forums!!
    Thanks! Never heard of this place until I was surfing PWCT*day
    and someone mentioned that all the Polaris folks are here now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    I've been known to remove the sender and allow it to sit in [b]transmission super uber repair all[b], which will swell the rubber and tighten the fit.
    There's a typo in there somewhere, or I have NO idea what you're
    talking about. Please divulge? Maybe by PM if embarrassed...

    We had a last minute invite to Lake Livingston this weekend, so I
    had to yank the boat out of storage and see if it's going to start.
    Hopefully there's a quick fix... I was going to just slap on a hose
    clamp, but with the sender wires coming out of the side there's no
    good way to get the hose clamp on straight.

    Maybe I could put something OVER the cap, and put the hose clamp
    underneath the lid on the tube neck, and have it hold the cap down.

    Thanks for the reply!

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    The clamp works good.
    I was funnin about the uber stuff BUT if you use a transmission tune-up product they are designed to swell rubber, you just need to let it soak for about an hour.

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    Dang, my attempt to make your text bold in the quote failed.
    Anyways, I will see what I can do about the hose clamp setup.

    Thanks for confirming that the cap should not fit loose. One
    of those things I suspected, but since I never even checked
    it in the past, I couldn't guarantee that it wasn't right.

    Man, it's been a long time since we've been out on the water!

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    This should hold it for the short weekend.



    I think with the front propped up, the float must have caused
    the cap to tilt slightly and let out some oil. Our ride should be
    short, if at all, this weekend, so this should hold out for now...

    Thanks to my son for sacrificing a Thomas watch band...

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    Thomas will never fail you.


    Sir Topham Hat wont let it happen.



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    OMG That's too funny.

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    I have found the same thing on both my SLT and my buddies Virage; the sender cap just rattles around and is far from being any type of snug. I orginally tried to put O-rings around it but when I would push sender cap into the tank, the rings would just slide to the top and not seal anything.
    The last time I was working on it, I cleaned the hull out real good and didnt want anymore 2-stroke oil puddles. So I cleaned the sender cap and tank throat real good w/ solvent to get rid of any oil film and put a bead of UltraBlack adhesive sealent around the cap and glued the bitch in there. Time will tell but so far its staying put-did the same on the Virage....

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