92 270 sundancer fuel sending unit issues

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  1. Mikeb18x

    Mikeb18x New Member

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Wildwood nj
    1992 270 sundancer..
    454 Brovo 2
    Hi, looking for some info on the fuel sending system. Bought the boat with the gauge not working, previous owner said it worked the season before I bought it, stopped reading over the winter.. Does anyone know the best way to locate, with minimal damage or had a similar issue with this style boat.. Thanks any help! Mike
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    An owner's manual 'might' show the location. But it will either be accessible from the bilge (which would be my guess) or from the midcabin. If it's from the midcabin, look for either a removable deck plate or a section of the floor (middle) that can be removed (screws).

    There's tons of threads on here that you can search for regarding diagnosis, and post back if you're still having questions on that. But it's the same thing as cars (which means google will work, too)... check grounds at sender, ground pink wire to see if needle moves, check back of gauge, ohm wires, etc.
     
  3. Mikeb18x

    Mikeb18x New Member

    10
    Oct 30, 2014
    Wildwood nj
    1992 270 sundancer..
    454 Brovo 2
    Thanks for the help! Surprisingly not to much info searching on the web.. Was hoping for a location on an access panel.. I'll look into getting a manual
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    It'll be one of the two places I mentioned above. Obviously look in the bilge, first. Just look at the big, gas tank-looking-thing.

    There's tons and tons and tons on the web. What were you googling? Try "test fuel sender" or "check fuel sender". Add "boat", if you want.
     
  5. Mikeb18x

    Mikeb18x New Member

    10
    Oct 30, 2014
    Wildwood nj
    1992 270 sundancer..
    454 Brovo 2
    Yeah I know what a gas tank is, for some reason it's incased.. And the only info I found, mentioned it being difficult to reach.. I'm knocking off the snow next weekend and digging into the bilge..Thanks again
     
  6. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    You didn't mention that you haven't looked in the boat, yet. I can only go by what you write and it seemed like a good opportunity to have a little fun with you.

    What do you mean by "incased"? I'm happy to help, but it's hard to offer good advice with minimal information. I really don't think you'll have a hard time finding it, after you get a chance to take a look. But certainly post back if you have any questions. In fact, it'd be good to post back, anyways, in case someone else with your model is looking for the same thing in the future.
     
  7. Mikeb18x

    Mikeb18x New Member

    10
    Oct 30, 2014
    Wildwood nj
    1992 270 sundancer..
    454 Brovo 2
    Will do, thanks.. I was in there before I covered it up late fall.. Incased by what looks like factory plywood painted grey.. I will post picture when I get into it.. Figured I throw it out there to see if anyone with this model had a similar problem
     
  8. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    It is encased on the top, too? Not saying you're wrong, just don't recall seeing that before. But, yeah, when you get in there again we look more closely at figuring it out. Enjoy the next round of snow coming tonight!
     
  9. Mikeb18x

    Mikeb18x New Member

    10
    Oct 30, 2014
    Wildwood nj
    1992 270 sundancer..
    454 Brovo 2
    So,the sending unit is encased and difficult to reach, but the for the good news.. the gauge was bad. finally got the boat uncovered, grounded out the gauge. No good.. Replaced for $23 and all is good. Thanks for the advice.. Happy boating season!
     

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