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Old 04-23-2016, 11:37 AM
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2008 X2 Ballast Display

We just took our boat out for the first time since we bought it. We filled the ballast tanks and all filled properly, but the display didn't show any the port side filling, any ideas what would cause that? Also, are you supposed to idle when filling/emptying or cruise at slow speed? Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:04 PM
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Might be your ballast sender. I have had that problem in my 08.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:11 PM
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It's recommended to run the boat at +/- 1000 RPM's when filling / draining the ballast to ensure the pumps receive sufficient electrical current to run at optimal speed.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:47 PM
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Might be your ballast sender. I have had that problem in my 08.
Any ideas how to replace the sender? Easy fix?
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:03 PM
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my 07 x2 gauges do similar, I flip them to fill/empty/fill if they are not moving and it seems to do something to the gauge and voila, the gauge starts to move.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:27 AM
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I'm having the same problem with my 08 X2 also, port side. Did you guys ever find a fix or solution? I found the little push button circuit breaker for each ballast in the rear locker, if this is the prBoleyn, is it easy to change out?
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:32 AM
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There's also a plug for the gauge. Mine came unplugged once. Plugged back in and no problems.


It was located in the locker area. A life jacket must have pressed it to get it unlocked.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:34 AM
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Cool, I'll check that out this afternoon. Is there anyway to check that the pump is actually running without having the boat in the water.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:53 AM
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You can adjust the senders. They are on the tops of the tanks by the engine side of each locker - I've messed with mine a few times. Plain and simple, they just don't stay accurate. When tanks are full they will purge water out of the side overflow fittings, so no worry of overfilling. You'll be able to hear the pumps running either direction with the boat out of the water as they have a distinct growl. Always check that you're empty before you hit the road.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:00 PM
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You can adjust the senders. They are on the tops of the tanks by the engine side of each locker - I've messed with mine a few times. Plain and simple, they just don't stay accurate. When tanks are full they will purge water out of the side overflow fittings, so no worry of overfilling. You'll be able to hear the pumps running either direction with the boat out of the water as they have a distinct growl. Always check that you're empty before you hit the road.


Ok cool. What kind of adjustment do you do? Or is it just a fiddle with it until it works kinda thing?
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