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What is this? 1999 Ranger #13958042 04/13/21 02:55 AM
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Have no idea. Old gas switch? Between the seats in the center.[Linked Image]

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Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Eric S] #13958065 04/13/21 03:25 AM
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Do you have dual tanks?

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Eric S] #13960580 04/15/21 12:39 AM
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Fuel tank transfer switch.. most of the older boats I’ve been in they no longer work. Cable issues. I have a hand operated brass valve transfer switch in my boat.,

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Eric S] #13960729 04/15/21 02:43 AM
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Torpedo select switch,.... bolt

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: DBGSIG] #13960827 04/15/21 06:01 AM
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Yes, dual tanks ! I figured it had to do with the fuel tanks, just have not used the boat that much to have to switch them.

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Coolarrow] #13960841 04/15/21 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Coolarrow
Fuel tank transfer switch.. most of the older boats I’ve been in they no longer work. Cable issues. I have a hand operated brass valve transfer switch in my boat.,

It is a TANK SELECTOR VALVE, not a "fuel transfer switch." A fuel transfer switch would imply a pump that moves fuel from one tank to another. (Some aircraft have these for balance management.)

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Flippin-Out] #13960930 04/15/21 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
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Fuel tank transfer switch.. most of the older boats I’ve been in they no longer work. Cable issues. I have a hand operated brass valve transfer switch in my boat.,

It is a TANK SELECTOR VALVE, not a "fuel transfer switch." A fuel transfer switch would imply a pump that moves fuel from one tank to another. (Some aircraft have these for balance management.)

Ok... a selector switch..

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Eric S] #13961285 04/15/21 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric S
Yes, dual tanks ! I figured it had to do with the fuel tanks, just have not used the boat that much to have to switch them.


eek You better drain that other tank before you use it.

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Eric S] #13961352 04/15/21 04:42 PM
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It's not a go fast switch! grin bolt


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Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Eric S] #13961367 04/15/21 04:49 PM
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Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: shotgunwilly] #13962414 04/16/21 01:36 PM
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Yes, dual tanks ! I figured it had to do with the fuel tanks, just have not used the boat that much to have to switch them.


eek You better drain that other tank before you use it.

+1, I had dual tanks on my Ranger but it had a switch valve on side of splashwell. I always used gas from both tanks to keep it fresh.


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Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Stump jumper] #13965075 04/18/21 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Stump jumper
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Yes, dual tanks ! I figured it had to do with the fuel tanks, just have not used the boat that much to have to switch them.


eek You better drain that other tank before you use it.

+1, I had dual tanks on my Ranger but it had a switch valve on side of splashwell. I always used gas from both tanks to keep it fresh.

bang Just a lesson learned hard way about the use of dual tanks. A few months ago I was thinkin where on the lake to go next to get a thump. Well took of across lake, got on plane, engine dies. the tank had gotten real low. Flipped switch to other tank. NO START, had to be towed to ramp. Well got it home, trying to get it fired, i had sucked up trash out of low tank. Finally after draining filter{ gas lookrd clean} changing primer bulb to no avail. STILL not running. I disconnected fuel lines & blew compressed air thru em back into fuel tanks. RE-connected fired right up!!! So learn from me. Be safe out there.

Re: What is this? 1999 Ranger [Re: Lazy Ike] #13970652 04/23/21 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazy Ike
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Yes, dual tanks ! I figured it had to do with the fuel tanks, just have not used the boat that much to have to switch them.


eek You better drain that other tank before you use it.

+1, I had dual tanks on my Ranger but it had a switch valve on side of splashwell. I always used gas from both tanks to keep it fresh.

bang Just a lesson learned hard way about the use of dual tanks. A few months ago I was thinkin where on the lake to go next to get a thump. Well took of across lake, got on plane, engine dies. the tank had gotten real low. Flipped switch to other tank. NO START, had to be towed to ramp. Well got it home, trying to get it fired, i had sucked up trash out of low tank. Finally after draining filter{ gas lookrd clean} changing primer bulb to no avail. STILL not running. I disconnected fuel lines & blew compressed air thru em back into fuel tanks. RE-connected fired right up!!! So learn from me. Be safe out there.


So how do you prevent that exactly? Switch between them frequently? Use better filters?

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