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rgardjr1
08-14-2011, 02:50 PM
My cousin's 2004 PS 205 lost it's fuel pump Friday. I had the Napa pump in my garage and they had it swapped out by the time I made it up on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to everyone that contributes to the fuel pump threads. You saved their weekend.

norris_ps205
08-15-2011, 10:39 AM
Friday must have been the day for fuel pumps...mine died on Friday afternoon also...on the lake about an hour away from our house. Lucky I had 2RLake and Prostar19 with us in their boats. Definitely a memorable day.

2RLAKE
08-15-2011, 10:51 AM
My nephew's also died on Friday ... they ran it dry

Memorial day i'll say ... I love you ...

norris_ps205
08-15-2011, 10:56 AM
My nephew's also died on Friday ... they ran it dry

Memorial day i'll say ... I love you ...

I hate you...I love you....I'm going to kill you....I love you....I hate you............

jmac197
08-15-2011, 03:33 PM
Anyone put together a tool list for replacing the pump while in the water?

Wife ran the boat down below 1/8 of a tank.....tick...tick....tick

nmcjr
08-15-2011, 04:00 PM
I wouldn't want to replace it on the water if I didn't have to, gas will slosh out of the tank etc. It's do-able, but in the garage would be so much better. I'd look at it like a maintenance item and just replace it now. The added piece of mind is priceless!

ricford
08-15-2011, 05:32 PM
Anyone put together a tool list for replacing the pump while in the water?

Wife ran the boat down below 1/8 of a tank.....tick...tick....tick

Newbie question: Why would running the boat below 1/8 of a tank hurt the fuel pump?

Sodar
08-15-2011, 05:36 PM
2004 PS 205?? Hmmmmmm.....

Ski-me
08-15-2011, 05:44 PM
2004 PS 205?? Hmmmmmm.....

205V perhaps??

bobx1
08-15-2011, 06:34 PM
Newbie question: Why would running the boat below 1/8 of a tank hurt the fuel pump?

Over 200 posts....enjoy!

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=25783&highlight=fuel+pump

rgardjr1
08-15-2011, 07:23 PM
205V perhaps??

You got it-205V. Hey shoot me I made the post from my Iphone.

bturner2
08-16-2011, 09:51 AM
I carry a new fuel pump, the hex key and the blue fuel line tool in my tool box now. All the rest of the tools needed you should carry anyways. But then again I occasionally boat on a great lake from time to time and out there you need to be prepared to take care of things yourself.

Would I want to do the repair out there..... no. Might I have to.... yes and it's comforting knowing I have the option to do so.

x-swagger
08-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Mine went down again on Saturday morning, just happened back in July on Powell too!!! That damn thing was brand freaking new, never been below 1/2 tank, ever.. AHHHGGGHHH!!!!

Thrall
08-16-2011, 11:59 AM
Make sure it's not just a leaky hose. I haven't had mine apart...yet, but I do carry a spare and allen wrenches and a fuel line tool (along with a whole other bunch of tools/parts, we need ballast anyway right?:rolleyes:).
My buddy just replaced his on his X15 and it still started intermittently, wouldn't run all the time. Said he just re-used the cheap hose clamps on the tube fromt he pump and thought they were a bit loose. Replaced them with new hose clamps and it's run flawlessly since.
(Reminder, add a couple small hose clamps to my kit so I don't have to rob them fom something else on the boat!)

stu
08-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Newbie question: Why would running the boat below 1/8 of a tank hurt the fuel pump?

Sodar explains that the never below 1/4 tank recommendation keeps the fuel pump submerged in fuel which keeps it cool.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=31527

ricford
08-16-2011, 05:30 PM
Sodar explains that the never below 1/4 tank recommendation keeps the fuel pump submerged in fuel which keeps it cool.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=31527

Thanks for the info. I have a 96 prostar so fuel pump is not in the tank.