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Old 06-25-2014, 05:37 PM
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Hi - I recently had my '05 X10 swamped in a storm when it blew off my lift . I am working through the process of getting water out of everything (motor, transmission, fuel tank, etc). Does anyone have a trick to kicking on the fuel pump to pull the water and fuel out of the tank. I could siphon, but it will probably not get it all out. Any advice is appreciated. It was not fully submerged be enough to get water into the engine through the manifolds.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:42 PM
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Use a simple hand pump to get the water out of the fuel tank. If you mess with the fuel pump now, you won't have much chance of it surviving.

http://www.harborfreight.com/multi-u...ump-66418.html
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:02 PM
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Hi - I recently had my '05 X10 swamped in a storm when it blew off my lift . I am working through the process of getting water out of everything (motor, transmission, fuel tank, etc). Does anyone have a trick to kicking on the fuel pump to pull the water and fuel out of the tank. I could siphon, but it will probably not get it all out. Any advice is appreciated. It was not fully submerged be enough to get water into the engine through the manifolds.
You might be able to use that, but how much is in the tank? If it's not much, go ahead but I used an electric fuel pump I bought at NAPA when I needed to evacuate tanks and it allowed me to do other things while it pumped.

Are you claiming this on your insurance? If so, get the electric pump and you'll have it for any other uses. You don't want the pressure type of pump, you want the fuel volume-type. Also, remove your boat's fuel pump and immerse it in clean fuel, then turn the key to ON, so it primes. Repeat several times, so any water is removed. However, since this is due to the storm, it's an insurance issue.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:02 AM
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Thanks!

Thanks for the help! I bought the hand pump at the local store. I had about 20 gallons in the tank and it took a while to say the least, but I was able to pull almost all of the fuel out through the fuel sender hole.

I am working with my insurance company on this. I will give the group some history when I get through it...It has definitely dampened our summer to say the least!
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