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Please MARINE MECHANICS ....Respond to this question Only if you know the answer… I left gas in my SeaDoo GTX 2005 PWatercrafts for way to long. They won't start after new batteries. I am looking to buy a SeaDoo Fuel Pump, but how do I know I don't need
to buy a SeaDoo Fuel Pump Assembly instead? I don't want to pay for something I don't need. I just know the gas probably gummed up the fuel pump. But I am not sure if the gas can gum up the whole fuel pump assembly because I don’t know what it is exactly compared
to the fuel pump only without the whole fuel pump assembly kit. I am looking at about 60 dollars for pump, vs 500 dollars for fuel pump assembly. Do you have any ideas on how I can know which I need without going overboard and buying the FULL assembly? Marine
Mechanic I got an estimate from is saying for two SeaDoos with new batteries and two fuel pump assembly kits I am looking at 1,700 aprox. I think they could put in new fuel pumps instead of the whole fuel pump assembly because I see the fuel pumps are sold
without the full assembly kits. Thanks, Karen
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I forgot to say the sea doos, although 10 years old, were only used about 10 times and were kept in a block wall garage
for years. I just failed to remove the old gas during storage. So I don't think the parts are worn or they were used hard. I just know the gas dried up inside them.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

From what I know, the gas tanks will have to be emptied, and probably the gas lines treated or purged. But since I don't know the specifics you are asking about - and since I notice that your question has gone unanswered for quite some time - I have requested that this case be switched to a broader category, 'Boats' instead of 'Marine Electronics' (which I am better at) - and also I request, for any Moderator seeing this case, that it be double-categorized into the Small Engine category also.

And I have Opted Out of this case too, re-opening it for other Experts. Thanks for your patience, and good luck with the problem.

Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.

Hi different expert here, i have been a marine mechanic for a long time. How long was the fuel in the Sea Doo(s)?

Also did it smell like varnish when you checked it?


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