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    1997 polaris hurricane - No gas in fuel reservoir?

    Hi, I have a 1997 polaris hurricane that I recently posted a thread about regarding an issue I had with the starter motor and that got solved pretty quick, but now I have concern about the fuel reservoir.

    I've never owned any watercraft before so sorry if this is a super basic question, but the fuel tank on my seadoo is filled all the way up, but the little orange-ish cup near it is empty.

    It looks like gas is supposed to be in there but I'm not sure. If there is supposed to be gas in there what could be the issue?

    It hasn't been started since last year ever since the tank was drained for winter storage.

    Thanks a lot!
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    What year and model is your watercraft?

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    Its a 1997 polaris hurricane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmarsee View Post
    Its a 1997 polaris hurricane
    You have a Polaris, do not call it a Seadoo. Just confuses the discussion.

    The orangish plastic bottle is probably the fuel/water separator. It should have fuel in it, once the engine fuel pump is flowing fuel from the tank.

    Sounds like you need to check through the fuel system. When was the fuel system last serviced?

    Click this link, start reading. Lots to learn.
    http://polarispwcknowledge.shorturl....t-things-to-do

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    Ok, I am not sure when anything was serviced to be honest. I was actually able to get it running 20 mins ago after watching a cold start video. I thought with the lack of fuel in the cup that meant there was no fuel in the system. Apparently not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmarsee View Post
    Ok, I am not sure when anything was serviced to be honest. I was actually able to get it running 20 mins ago after watching a cold start video. I thought with the lack of fuel in the cup that meant there was no fuel in the system. Apparently not.
    Do not assume anything about your watercraft. Things may not be connected properly, or may need service/replacement/upgrade.

    Just getting the engine running is not enough. These machines are sensitive to fuel system condition. There is a real risk of lean burning a hole through a piston. This can happen in a hurry on the water at speed (minutes or seconds, depending).

    The rest of the entire watercraft should also be gone through. With any older watercraft you will find problems, if you look.

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