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Old 07-06-2014, 08:14 AM
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2014 Fuel Gages

For those who own 2014 boats, how are the fuel gages working?
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:46 AM
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My 2013 x30 furl gauges are not as actuate as yup would like. If you get gas on the trailer or at the dock and it reads full, usually out in the water even at 5 mph it will read 3/4.

So kinda irritating. I think I remember reading in the manual somewhere to not let gas get below a 1/4 amount. Suppose this is for the fuel pump being in the tank, but also bet it compensates for the swing in gas gauge accuracy.


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Old 07-06-2014, 09:57 AM
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I had this issue on my 2013 and my dealer replace the float at the end of last season. Workes great now.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:42 AM
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The gauge in on X 10 only reads 3/4 when full. Was told by my dealer that the 2014 fuel gauge is suppose to work on pressure instead of a float.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:38 AM
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The gauge in on X 10 only reads 3/4 when full. Was told by my dealer that the 2014 fuel gauge is suppose to work on pressure instead of a float.
I think the dealer is definitely wrong about that. There is no way it could work on pressure, especially with EVAP recovery systems on the fuel tanks in these newer boats. Temperature changes have a huge effect on tank pressure. Your fuel gauge would read a completely different level at 90 degrees, than it would at 60 degrees. The new EVAP systems are designed to contain evaporative emissions, and maintain a steady tank pressure, so that less fuel turns to vapor.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:56 AM
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Makes me wonder if a a little software and simple GYRO would help make the fuel system would work more accurately?

How about a laser guided fuel gauge or something like it.... Could lasers to visually read the level on two or more different points of reference as well as axis? The fuel system software would then calculate current level based on your tank capacity. Heck add an on-star like system app to it so you can track fuel consumption using Hour Meter data to get a better picture of your use (floating & listing to radio versus drive) on your phone?

Seems to me a float system is antiquated - up there with points and Carburetors

Mastercraft would of course add this as an extra "feature" for those fuel gauge challenged boaters out there.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:31 PM
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Mine isn't even close to accurate. Reads slightly over 1/2 full when full. But after three master crafts where NONE of the fuel guages ever read correctly, I just assumed this was normal. You would think after 50 years someone in venore could figure this out.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:38 PM
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You would think after 50 years someone in venore could figure this out.
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:48 PM
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Mine isn't even close to accurate. Reads slightly over 1/2 full when full. But after three master crafts where NONE of the fuel guages ever read correctly, I just assumed this was normal. You would think after 50 years someone in venore could figure this out.
As bad as it sounds, I'm really glad to hear this. I have pulled off pretty much every line around and on my fuel tank and blew this way and that way & so on, trying to figure out why I couldn't get more than half a tank of fuel in my boat. How the hell can they be out 110 liters? Like c'mon!!!
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:01 PM
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My 14 X2 gauge is about as accurate as the weatherman. shows full one minuet and 3/8 2 minuets later.
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