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#11253325 - 11/29/15 10:26 PM 150 Merc. XR4
LukeAnderson Offline
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Registered: 05/10/15
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Loc: Grapevine,TX
If I get low fuel on one of my tanks every time I go to throttle she dies. But then if I change to my other tank which is full of gas she dies. Does anyone know about this. Is there water maybe deep in the gas reservoir ? Any advice on this is helpful! Thanks
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#11253466 - 11/30/15 12:47 AM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: LukeAnderson]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
There is a toggle switch on your dash and a manual valve down in front of the seat.If you switch your toggle from port tank to Starboard tank you have to do the same with the manual valve.If you don`t switch the manual valve you will still be running on the fumes of the empty tank.No matter how much you squeez your primer bulb it will still die on you.The manual valve is between the driver seat & the passenger seat near the floor drain. Hope this helps you.


Edited by Fishbonz (11/30/15 01:00 AM)
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#11253834 - 11/30/15 09:48 AM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: LukeAnderson]
gary purdy Offline
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Try a remote tank if all else fails.
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#11254619 - 11/30/15 04:13 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: LukeAnderson]
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this a "new ta you" rig or have ya had it long enough ta know tha "tank change procedure"?

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#11256078 - 12/01/15 10:10 AM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: TLW]
gary purdy Offline
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Thinking it is the Ranger in his sig.
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#11256301 - 12/01/15 12:06 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: Fishbonz]
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Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
There is a toggle switch on your dash and a manual valve down in front of the seat.If you switch your toggle from port tank to Starboard tank you have to do the same with the manual valve.If you don`t switch the manual valve you will still be running on the fumes of the empty tank.No matter how much you squeez your primer bulb it will still die on you.The manual valve is between the driver seat & the passenger seat near the floor drain. Hope this helps you.
not all Rangers have the same config.. Mine has tanks in the rear compartment and the switch is manual only on top of the splash well on the port side. Some like yours have the tank under the seats. Model number would be helpful here.

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#11256400 - 12/01/15 01:05 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: Stump jumper]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
There is a toggle switch on your dash and a manual valve down in front of the seat.If you switch your toggle from port tank to Starboard tank you have to do the same with the manual valve.If you don`t switch the manual valve you will still be running on the fumes of the empty tank.No matter how much you squeez your primer bulb it will still die on you.The manual valve is between the driver seat & the passenger seat near the floor drain. Hope this helps you.
not all Rangers have the same config.. Mine has tanks in the rear compartment and the switch is manual only on top of the splash well on the port side. Some like yours have the tank under the seats. Model number would be helpful here.
What year & Model is your Ranger? Is it a 1989?
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#11258190 - 12/02/15 12:23 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: Fishbonz]
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Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
There is a toggle switch on your dash and a manual valve down in front of the seat.If you switch your toggle from port tank to Starboard tank you have to do the same with the manual valve.If you don`t switch the manual valve you will still be running on the fumes of the empty tank.No matter how much you squeez your primer bulb it will still die on you.The manual valve is between the driver seat & the passenger seat near the floor drain. Hope this helps you.
not all Rangers have the same config.. Mine has tanks in the rear compartment and the switch is manual only on top of the splash well on the port side. Some like yours have the tank under the seats. Model number would be helpful here.
What year & Model is your Ranger? Is it a 1989?
1986 375V.

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#11258342 - 12/02/15 01:50 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: Stump jumper]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 3756
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
There is a toggle switch on your dash and a manual valve down in front of the seat.If you switch your toggle from port tank to Starboard tank you have to do the same with the manual valve.If you don`t switch the manual valve you will still be running on the fumes of the empty tank.No matter how much you squeez your primer bulb it will still die on you.The manual valve is between the driver seat & the passenger seat near the floor drain. Hope this helps you.
not all Rangers have the same config.. Mine has tanks in the rear compartment and the switch is manual only on top of the splash well on the port side. Some like yours have the tank under the seats. Model number would be helpful here.
What year & Model is your Ranger? Is it a 1989?
1986 375V.
I just assumed since we both have the same year Rangers and same engines ,maybe his issue was similar to the issue I had.It was just an assumption.Maybe he has solved the problem he hasn`t acknowledged any of our responses. hmmm


Edited by Fishbonz (12/02/15 01:53 PM)
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#11259297 - 12/02/15 10:40 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: LukeAnderson]
LukeAnderson Offline
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Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 157
Loc: Grapevine,TX
Sorry for late response boys. I have a Ranger 1989 354v my tank switch is around the back. Like stump jumper just with a Manual deal that turns. I haven't seen any switches. I've had the boat for two years now. But this year I've really been running her and fishin a lot.
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#11259590 - 12/03/15 08:05 AM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: LukeAnderson]
gary purdy Offline
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I would suspect the fuel lines. The only switch is to change tanks on the gauge.
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#11267426 - 12/07/15 12:12 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: LukeAnderson]
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I replaced most of mine with ethanol resistant long ago. The only ones I did not replace were the ones coming off the switch. I would have to take the portside tank out to do it. I added a filter between the tanks and the motor. I have had no gas related problems since. I just went with a simple inline filter. but you could go with a water separating one.

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#11273518 - 12/09/15 10:59 PM Re: 150 Merc. XR4 [Re: LukeAnderson]
LukeAnderson Offline
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Registered: 05/10/15
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Loc: Grapevine,TX
Thanks stump jumper!
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