Help! Fuel Sender Location 169 Ghost

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by tk1082, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. tk1082

    tk1082 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Hi, I am a new member to this forum. I have a 2000 169 Backcountry Ghost and the fuel sender is not working. I have taken every hatch, compartment on the boat out and I can't find the sender. I looked under the console, followed the fuel fill line to the tank, nothing. Does anyone know or have an idea where the sender is or where I can get this information from?
     
  2. Brett

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    The wire connection to the sender should be atop the seal plate, on top of the fuel tank
     

  3. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Fixed it for ya
     
  4. Brett

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    ;D Wize adze!

    I still say "should", I'm a firm believer in corrosion and breakage! ;)
     
  5. tk1082

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    Great! I knew you guys would have an answer. Now if I can just find that plate, or my xray glasses.
     
  6. Gramps

    Gramps Living &amp; Dying in 3/4 Time

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    There are not always plates, all to often tanks are installed with no regard to maintenance. Hope I'm wrong Marco, good luck!
     
  7. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the boat, but if the tank is in the floor there wil be a round pie eye hatch over the sender. Or under the console, or maybe even in one of the hatches in the front deck
     
  8. Sucks but get ready to pull the cap off because backcountry makes it impossible to access it with the cap on
     
  9. tk1082

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    Thanks for everyone's ideas/comments. I totally removed the center console, there are two battery cases inside and I removed both batteries and cases and low and behold there is a tiny access plate under the battery box. I removed it and there is the sender. Now I am replacing the sender and might as well rewire under the console while it is out.