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Old 06 September 2009, 19:34   #1
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Quicksilver Fuel Tank - Float doesn't float

Hey,

I have two Quicksilver 25L Plastic Fuel tanks, which has a simple float arm which marks the fuel level on a dial on the top. Simple.

However, it doesn't work. Always empty. So I've just pulled the float out, and discovered.... it doens't float!

It's a kind of foam - maybe it's just got saturated so doesn't float...

Quite simple really - anyone had similiar problems? Thinking I might just go and buy a small fishing float and attach that to the float arm...

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Old 06 September 2009, 23:40   #2
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Personally, I always found the gauges on portable tanks to be kind of worthless. If you're stock still and perfectly level, then it would read something at least; but put the boat in the water, and it would bounce so much as to be untrustworthy at best and unreadable at worst.

But, to answer your question, any kind of fuel resistant plastic float with enough buoyancy to float the arm should work (well, as long as it fits through the filler, that is.)

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Old 06 September 2009, 23:46   #3
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Personally, I always found the gauges on portable tanks to be kind of worthless. If you're stock still and perfectly level, then it would read something at least; but put the boat in the water, and it would bounce so much as to be untrustworthy at best and unreadable at worst.
Thinking about it, that sounds pretty true... maybe I'll just turn around and pick it up - heavy = full, light = empty!
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The float fell of my Yamaha one (probably all made by the same people) - and I agree that they are rubbish anyway - mine would occassionally stick at full which could be misleading/dangerous. I also use the weight test.
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