Thread: '97 SL900 Fuel Tank Removal
05-23-2008, 02:10 PM #1
'97 SL900 Fuel Tank Removal
I am in the process of installing the ignition update kit as I have no spark on the PTO cylinder. I am told I that this can be done by removing the fuel tank vs removing the engine to do this. My question is, do I just remove the three fuel tubes and the red/black wires, or do I remove the entire sending unit from the tank?
05-23-2008, 02:17 PM #2
I found it easier to just pull the whole sending unit.
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Last edited by starflight; 05-23-2008 at 02:29 PM.
05-23-2008, 03:21 PM #3
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Before you pull the sending unit, clean up the top of the tank and the sender, so there is no gunk that might fall into the tank.
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05-23-2008, 03:26 PM #4
Welcome to the Hulk.. You want to change all the gray tempo fuel line as it breaks down and leaves a green sludge in the carb filters. Clean the carbs and look for green goop.
05-23-2008, 03:26 PM #5
If I remember correctly you may have to remove the oil tank as well. On the 97 the filler moved to the side so you may be able to slide the tank forward and out without removing the tank. However, I would just drain it with a pump and pull it out to make life simple. Do NOT forget to bleed the oil pump as shown in the manual if you do remove the tank.
05-30-2008, 09:21 AM #6
Thanks for the warm welcome. I have a few more quick questions. First one is will a harmonic balancer puller work on getting the flywheel off? Also seeing as the ski is 11 years old, do you guys recommend switching to premix or not? Thanks in advanced!
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