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Old 04-13-2010, 11:30 AM
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Hey guys I have a quick questions for ya. I have a 2001 baja 232 and im having a hell of a time filling it with gas. I just bought the boat this past saturday and its my first performance boat. I tried filling it up and after getting about 50 dollars in it the fuel backed up and starting coming out of the vent below the fill and out of the fill hole its self. After that it would not take anymore fuel. Whats the deal? Is there some safety issue. Do i have to run the blower or something? Thanks for your help
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The boat was on the trailer also if that helps
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Tank is full..
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:50 AM
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Gauge is only reading a half of tank
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Tank is full..
Yes, YOUR TANK IS FULL!! Next time you're filling up keep your finder under that vent hole. You'll feel a breeze coming out while your filling up. As soon as that breeze stops, let go of your pump. This means your tank is full and eliminates the overfill. Bring a bucket of water when you go to fill it up on the trailer in case the gas does overspil. The gas will turn your boat yellow .

Could be your fuel sender if its only reading half a tank
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I had this problem with my boat, the fuel tank vent is plugged up, take the cap off of the vent and clean it and it should work. The gas pump is pumping faster than the air can vent from the tank and the gas backs up into the fill line.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:55 AM
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oops, just had to reread the post. If the fuel is coming out of the fuel vent and the fill cap, I have to agree that the tank is full and your tank sender is bad. How much fuel did you put in it before it stopped???
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I put $54.00 in at $3.21 a gallon. So 16.8 gallons. The boat has a 38 gallon tank i believe. Before putting the gas in it the gauge read completely empty. After it read just shy of a half of tank. This lead me to belive the gauge was correct
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That doesn't necessarly mean your gauge is correct. The sending unit or gauge is incorrect. My baja used to only read from 1/2 - full. If I got to 1/2 tank it was pretty much empty. Sound like your gauge is reading from Empty to Half. If it's coming out of the vent its full! Get a new gauge first, then if still not reading right, either live wiht it or replace the sendig unit.
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SWWWEEET I have a full tank then i guess. Thanks for the replys. Ill live with it
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