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ddanenberger
09-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Is any 2011 owners have fuel gauge issues? Ours drops to empy as soon as it hits 1/2 full. Will not return from empty reading until you put gas in it. Typically at the empty reading the it will take less than 18 gals to completely fill the tank. I haven't spoken to the dealer yet, since it will be on the list of warranty items... just curious if I'm special.

bturner2
09-07-2011, 03:41 PM
Gas gauges in boats are typically poor at best. There is a calibration procedure that you can do that will help but for the most part I always look at the tank whenever I have a question about the fuel level.

ShawnB
09-07-2011, 03:49 PM
We've had a fuel sender fail on our X25 once already (140 hours). It is not too hard to replace yourself if you're handy with tools.

ddanenberger
09-07-2011, 04:07 PM
thanks Shawn we have 82 hours on our X25. I will add to the list for fall warranty repairs.

MasterKraftS&S
09-07-2011, 04:50 PM
I believe it's just a Safeguard(tounge firmly planted in cheek) See, yrs from now long after you've washed your hands of that beautiful boat and debri starts to accumulate in the tank - that MALFUNCTION will help prevent running her out of gas and pulling crap out of the tank into other vital components. Sometimes it's all how you look at things.(if I bought it new I'd being sayin' WTH!?! too.

ddanenberger
09-07-2011, 06:17 PM
we the first time it happen we all took off with 3/4 of a tank. One of the guy's said he wanted to slalom. I thought he was a little crazy, but he was fine with the wake. anfter the second run the low fuel alarm went off. I realize we use alot of gas at 30+ but 3/4 tank? got the the fuel station at the club-18 gals. waste of a evening. Now it happens all the time. I guess I just have to keep it full.

Lars
09-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Gas gauges in boats are typically poor at best. There is a calibration procedure that you can do that will help but for the most part I always look at the tank whenever I have a question about the fuel level.

Before my '04 MC I had a '97 Sea Ray 175 with a fuel gauge like a car. It never bounced around while stopping or starting, it always read accurate, and when it read empty there was 1-2 gallons left. It can't be THAT hard to get that sort of functionality out of a boat.

cbryan70
09-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Before my '04 MC I had a '97 Sea Ray 175 with a fuel gauge like a car. It never bounced around while stopping or starting, it always read accurate, and when it read empty there was 1-2 gallons left. It can't be THAT hard to get that sort of functionality out of a boat.
Thats how mine is on my 78 as well.

hragsarkissian
06-07-2012, 03:04 AM
We've had a fuel sender fail on our X25 once already (140 hours). It is not too hard to replace yourself if you're handy with tools.

Mine has gone bad too, its been bad for a while now. This can be quite frustrating as I do cover long distances and knowing how much fuel I have is important.

Is the fuel sender a float or sensor type? Where is it located? Where can I get a replacement?

Thanks

mikeg205
06-07-2012, 07:59 AM
Just replace mine... replaced original 1995 which failed after 15 years...with this type.. non float

http://www.waterskis.com/MasterCraft-OEM-Fuel-Sending-Unit-p/fuel_sending_unit.htm

it lasted 2 seasons... so I replaced with float type from skidim...

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=WEMSSL-12

If you know exactly which sender you need you can get one at www.wmausa.com for a few dollars less...same exact fuel sender...

Fill you tank locate the fuel sender...then check the resistance on the wires coming from the sender with a multimeter.... broken sender should give you a 0 reading on a multimeter...value should resistance should be over 200-230 if full... 20-40 if empty..

That's of course if your fuel gauge is a 30-240 ohm type.

hragsarkissian
06-09-2012, 02:28 AM
not exactly sure if its the 30-240 type. It is linked to the BIG system so Im not sure if that's what it output or is it a different range.

What do you X25 owners have?

davidstan
06-09-2012, 07:17 AM
My 98 Maristar fuel gauge was accurate to 1/2 gal always and now with my 08 I am looking under the seat once a day to confirm my level. It is off by more than a quarter of a tank usually.

Trig2275
06-09-2012, 07:51 AM
Not to thread jack but is it supposed to be accurate with the boat at rest or in motion?

93Prostar190
06-09-2012, 08:36 AM
My 2008 has never been close and we have tried 3 or 4 different senders with the dealers help.

I am beginning to suspect the gauge side of things but oh we'll ......

Lift the cushion and inspect .... Boo.

trunderw
07-07-2012, 09:57 PM
joining in your failed attempt to not thread jack-- my x14 (like the 214) has had a tough time guessing at the amount of fuel left...lift cushion... boo here too