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    95 SLT750 Fuel Water Separator Question

    Hi gang,

    I'm new to the site and new to PWC's. I recently picked up a '95 SLT 750 and am in the process of getting it sea-worthy.

    Today, I decided to check the fuel/water separator. I opened it up and dumped it out. It appeared to have nothing but pure fuel in it.

    When I look at the diagram in the service manual (thanks Beerdart!), it shows a filter element, a spring, and a float. Mine is completely empty....just a plastic bowl.

    My questions are:

    1) Do you think somebody ditched the other parts?

    2) Should I replace them?

    I checked a couple places and they want like $38 for a new filter, $13 for the spring, and $3 for the float.

    I'm not sure these parts are really missing, and if so, I'm not sure it's worth spending $56+ shipping to replace them. If I ever do get water in there, I'm not sure I will know without the float.

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance for the help!!!!


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    Welcome to the Hulk way 2 much.

    It's possible someone installed a later model water seperator. 94 and older were just a cup. Water is heavier, therefore it would settle to the bottom.

    The 95 and newer had a filter screen and water float in them. Just like what you think you're missing. They are very nice features to have. Best bet is to check on Ebay, or send a PM to John Zigler for the part. MUCH cheaper than buying the parts from a dealer.

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    Wow....that was a fast response. Thanks xlint!!!

    So, with the parts I have now, I assume I would see some sort of division if water were to get in there (obviously the water would sink to the bottom). I've never looked at a transparent container filled with water/fuel so I assume it would be fairly obvious?

    It sounds like you're suggesting I try to find the upgraded model hardware.

    Thanks a lot for the help!!!

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    What you have now will work, but I would recommend the newer version. The added fuel filter is nice and the float does help identify water intrusion.

    Once again, you should be able to get a newer water seperator for around $15-20 shipped to your door. Check the classifieds in here for guys parting out skis, John Zigler sells good used parts (as well as Jabbas), and there's always Ebay.

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    Is it ok to use a universal water separator like the one pictured below?

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    I'm sure you can, but the newer style (1995 and up) also have a nice fuel filter/mesh screen installed. Plus it's easy to see if you have water in the fuel because it's clear.

    They're not too expensive to buy at all. Around $20 or less usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    I'm sure you can, but the newer style (1995 and up) also have a nice fuel filter/mesh screen installed. Plus it's easy to see if you have water in the fuel because it's clear.

    They're not too expensive to buy at all. Around $20 or less usually.
    I have the stock one but I was under the impression they need to be replaced every once in a while and it seems you can only get used ones now.

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    No reason for them to need replacing.

    Water falls to the bottom of the clear plastic bowl, and the orange ring floats when water is present.

    What would need replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    No reason for them to need replacing.

    Water falls to the bottom of the clear plastic bowl, and the orange ring floats when water is present.

    What would need replacement?
    Well I guess nothing. Now I know. Thanks!

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