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Old 05-06-2016, 06:00 PM
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Fuel Gauge Suddenly Stopped Working

Boat is a 2013 197:

Just got the boat out for the first time this year. Fuel Gauge showed 1/4 full on trailer...stopped and put 13 gallons in.

Put boat in water, gauge is reading 3/4 full. After 5 min, gauge drops to 1/2, then after 5 more min gauge drops to E.

When I turn the key to run (before starting engine), all gauges, including fuel gauge, move from 0/E to full, then back to 0/E before settling on actual temp, oil pressure, etc. But, the fuel gauge stays at E now.

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Old 05-07-2016, 08:29 AM
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Because it sweeps through the startup diagnostic, it's likely not a gauge issue or connection behind the dash. I would check the sender and connectors at that point. Check this thread out: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=48823
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:26 AM
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Boat is a 2013 197:

Just got the boat out for the first time this year. Fuel Gauge showed 1/4 full on trailer...stopped and put 13 gallons in.

Put boat in water, gauge is reading 3/4 full. After 5 min, gauge drops to 1/2, then after 5 more min gauge drops to E.

When I turn the key to run (before starting engine), all gauges, including fuel gauge, move from 0/E to full, then back to 0/E before settling on actual temp, oil pressure, etc. But, the fuel gauge stays at E now.

Thoughts?
Sounds like it is working exactly like every other MC fuel gauge I have seen.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:33 AM
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Many of the 2013s had a recall on the fuel sender. The float becomes saturated and doesn't float and therefore reads empty. However when this happened to mine it read empty all the time

You should check with your dealer to see if you need the recall. I installed the new one myself last fall because it was easier than getting the boat to the dealer…took about an hour.
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Old 05-07-2016, 02:41 PM
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Happened to us a few seasons ago. We opted to just do it by the hours instead of getting it to the dealer to fix it. It wasnt until it was in the shop for some engine work a few years later that we had it fixed. We have a 60 gallon tank and the boat burns anywhere from 5-12 gallons an hour. So every 4 hours we filled it up. We never ran out with this system but we stayed on top of it pretty well. I do like having a working gauge now though.
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:23 AM
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Thanks guys. I heard from others there were issues with the fuel sender in 2013. Will see if it's covered or not.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:25 AM
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Same here. I've been through several senders and floats on my 2013. So far so good with the latest version. They supposedly have a new design/supplier that fixes the issue.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:05 AM
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I went through 3, well the second one we knew would fail because the 3rd rev was not in stock yet but had a week long lake trip and didn't want to go without a fuel gauge. My dealer is great, all 3 under warranty.

The new rev seems good, went all season and made it through the winter layup so far. It should be a warranty item and an easy 15 min swap out.
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Old 05-08-2016, 03:53 PM
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Many of the 2013s had a recall on the fuel sender. The float becomes saturated and doesn't float and therefore reads empty. However when this happened to mine it read empty all the time

You should check with your dealer to see if you need the recall. I installed the new one myself last fall because it was easier than getting the boat to the dealer…took about an hour.
Hi Cove Creek,

same issue: gauge is stuck on empty and closest MC dealer is 3 hours plane!!!. do you ha a DIY link or tutorial ?? anybody that can help is also welcome to chime in
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