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Old 12-05-2010, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Polaris Fuel Tank Issue

I have a 2000 Polaris 340 Indy Deluxe where the gas line inside the tank is no longer connected. How do I fix this? Can I take out the external plug and then fish the hose out and put it back through the hole where the plug was and put the plug back in? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can remove the screw in fitting and then fish out the old line and replace it.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me how long this fuel line is supposed to be?
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Measure the one that comes out of the tank. The line that fell off was probably deteriorated on the end that attaches to the fitting on the tank. The other end holds a weighted filter to keep the line in the fuel; you will need that. To replace the line, you will need to locate where the hose goes from the fuel pump to the tank. Making sure the tank is empty, remove the hose that goes to the fuel pump, then unscrew the fitting. Attach a new hose with the weighted filter on the fitting, screw the fitting back into the tank. When you go to get a new pickup line, go to a small engine shop and get hose that does not require a clamp. The factory clamp is a crimp on clamp and is not reusable. You won't find a screw clamp or wire clamp small enough to go through the hole into the tank.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That is the problem. When I picked up the two sleds last year one was in pieces and the other did not have the line. I guessed at the length and did not have the pick up. Last night I was running it for the first time in my yard and it ran pretty good for about 5 minutes then it started bogging on full throttle until it would only idle. I f i gave it any gas it would bog. I was not stalling though so I got off of it and gave it a little throttle while pushing it along until I got to the garage. I turned it off but then it would not re-start. The fuel indicator shows I have 1/4 tank but it is certainly possible that my fuel line is not getting to the bottom rear of the tank.

Is it safe to assume the fuel line show go all the way to the back of the tank?

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The line should be long enough to reach the corners of the tank. The weighted filter helps keep the pick-up on the bottom and in the fuel when you are going uphill or downhill. The filter is important to keep junk from getting into the line and clogging the line/fuel pump/carb inlet needle. Your sled may also have another fuel filter on it before the fuel pump.

Does the sled start if you put some fuel in the spark plug holes?
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fuel line

It's one foot two and one half inches long
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Let me chime in on this also, What type of fuel line is in the tank? Some of the fuel line out there is not compatible and swells up and get all funky. Some of the fuel line that I have seen is really flexible so it always lays down in the tank when connected to the klunk.
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I have the same problem. By any chance does anyone have a pic or diagram of the fitting that goes between the wall from the motor compartment to the tank? Wondering how much fuel I will have to siphon so when I unscrew that part, fuels doesn't spill everywhere. I have 3 gallons in the tank.....
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Find your sled here and you will see.

Most of the fittings are about center of the tank, so 3 gallons shouldn't be too much of a problem unless you have an early 90's Polaris. They had a 7 gallon tank.
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Thanks Dan. Much appreciated.
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