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Old 06-17-2016, 09:34 PM
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Help with my fuel gauge

2014 214v. Fuel gauge is reading empty all the time. Local MC dealer said I need a new sending unit. Boat is a few hours from the dealership so they suggested I replace myself. They sent me the replacement and I am not sure it is the right part. Any advice / insight?

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Old 06-17-2016, 10:35 PM
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I don't see your photo attached, but I replaced mine in about 10 minutes. Very simple fix. Keep in mind the new sending unit will only line up with the existing holes in one specific pattern. Looks like the holes are evenly spaced, but they are not.

Quick plug and play, and 5-6 bolts.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:32 PM
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2014 214v. Fuel gauge is reading empty all the time. Local MC dealer said I need a new sending unit
I have a '14 x14v and the fuel sending unit broke over the winter too. Hopefully this is not a frequent occurrence.
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Old 06-18-2016, 12:08 AM
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If it has float style more then likely. They have a habit of absorbing gas over the winter hence sinking to the bottom. New style is float less. Went through 2 my first two seasons and the new design has been working perfect ever since. As KY said quick replacement. Plug and play
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:43 AM
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Drive around and hit some big waves hard, it will fix itself.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:08 AM
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Sorry guys. Here are the photos.

This is the existing, broken unit.


This is what MC sent me


The "new" unit looks less sophisticated. At the very least I will need new bolts. Does that seem right?


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Old 06-18-2016, 09:49 PM
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Yes, you need new boots. They come with the unit, but someone didn't do their job. I had the exact same replacement part and I was given new bolts with the part, with my dealer specifically saying the old ones won't fit.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:57 AM
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Yeah. That's what I guessed. My dealer (unfortunately) tends t forget one thing on each visit. This was supposed to be done at the last warranty visit (they forgot, despite my list and checking).


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Old 06-19-2016, 04:56 PM
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Just remember, the bolts only line up in one position. Turn it until all 5 line up.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:13 PM
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Just remember, the bolts only line up in one position. Turn it until all 5 line up.


I did not know that. Thanks for the tip.


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