View Full Version : 2009 Xstar ballast

10-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Was inspecting the 09 Star today and flicked on the ballast pumps. The toggle switch light would blink once or twice, then light solid, but i could not here any of the pumps. Now the engine wasnt running, the key was turn to the on position. My question is, do the pumps only operate when the engine is running?

10-27-2012, 08:41 PM
No it should run as long as the ignition is on. However I think it has sensors so it won't pump while out of water. I have a hard time with mine too, especially the center one. Someone told me the pump turns on and off by a timer. I'm going to reset my timers and see if this doesn't fix my problems.

maybe someone with more knowledge on how they work exactly will chime in.

So I take you bought a 2009 XStar and sold/traded your new boat?

10-28-2012, 03:12 AM
They should run for a short time. Guess the impelles are "glued" in the pumps because not running for a while, try to take the pumps apart, put green impellers and it should run fine.

10-29-2012, 01:13 PM
I have asked my dealer to have them to verify operation prior to me taking delivery