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Old 09-12-2016, 05:57 PM
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Gas Tank on 98 SportStar?

I took a hard look at my Gas tank while I have everything stripped out of the boat while contemplating removing and doing a general inspection and clean up. There are 2 brass tubes on the front side of the tank and they are connected to each other via a small rubber tube, not sure what there function is. On closer inspection I noticed this little rubber tube had gotten behind the bracket holding the fuel filter and when PO or mechanic had tightened it the tube was flattened. I am thinking I should replace this? Anything else I need to do if I pull it out? Thanks!!

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Old 09-12-2016, 10:52 PM
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I can't recall the exact names of the tubes. But these are connected to you pitot speedometer pickups beneath the ski deck. And connect to the speedos up front. Do both of your speedos work?


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Old 09-13-2016, 07:51 AM
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Actually one has been erratic.

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:53 AM
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The pinched tube could explain the speedo issues.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:24 PM
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Yep Brass tubes on front of tank are part of the Speedo/Pitot tube system. I Removed tank today, removed pickup, fuel tank sending unit, drained fuel, cleaned everything inside and out, confirmed correct operation of sending unit. My MCOCD is satisfied with the tank region. I am going to replace vent duct while I am opened up as it is pretty ratty. Will change Fuel filter at the tank as I reinstall then on to another phase of this project.

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