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Old 09-16-2013, 03:59 PM
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Fuel capacity question on 209

I just bought a prostar 209 in August and unfortunately got the chance to paddle it back to shore because we ran out of gas.
While looking at the tank this last weekend, it says 34 gallons. When I filled up that night, it only would take 100L or about 26 US gallons. Gauge said 1/3 full still.

Why would I have run out? Is there a draw straw that isn't going to bottom of tank?

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Old 09-16-2013, 04:19 PM
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The owners manual for my 2003 209 says 35 gallons.
Is the gas gauge working?
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:30 PM
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My 2001 will take 35 gallons.

On a side note... Any 209 owners figured out how to fill the tank without it splashing out?

Drives me nuts!
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:32 PM
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On a side note... Any 209 owners figured out how to fill the tank without it splashing out?

Drives me nuts!
Yes, open the trunk lift up the floor and watch the level rise as you fill the tank. When there is 1" air gap left in the tank stop.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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Well, how about that... I'll give that a try!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:04 PM
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So obviously when you guys are empty, you are empty and need the full 33-35 gallons.

The fuel pump is in the tank right? The only thing I can think of is the draw straw not being long enough which still left 8-10 gallons in the tank.

Any one have a picture of the fuel pump out of the tank?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:13 PM
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I have one on the shelf at the lake place. If no one else can do it sooner, ill measure and take a pic next time I am there (remind me )
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:57 PM
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The fuel pump is in the tank and is towards the bottom. Something dosn't match up with the info you're providing, most likely maybe when you filled it up it actually wasn't full. More than once I though it was full and then slowly pour gas in and it took another 5-7 gallons. The fuel level sensing unit can be calibrated, so I'd calibrate that first. The gauge also is sensitive to the fuel type, in other words, if you're using fuel without ethonal and suddenly you use fuel with ethonal the accuracy of the gauge will change.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:15 AM
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I have an 06 x9. Think of it like this. 34 gallon tank that is about 8" high equals 4.25 gallons per inch. If the pump can't get the bottom inch - It is now a 29.75 gallon tank. If the tank isn't perfectly level when filling you might have left 3/4 inch of air at top- another 3 gallons. Your tank now has 26.75 gallons of useable fuel. Now factor in the fuel pumps that fail, going around corners, or weighting for surfing and I look at my boat as having a 15 gallon useable tank.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:20 PM
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What I do when fueling my 209 is I place the key into the ignition and turn it to acc, then while i'm fueling I watch the gas gauge. Once I get over 3/4 I stop wait 3 secs fuel for 5 secs stop wait 3 secs and continue doing this until the tank is full. This lets the air out and prevents the fuel from splashing out. When done dont forget to remove the key from the ignition!
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