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Old 06-09-2014, 03:31 PM
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Chamber inserted into fuel tank

So does everybody on here with a 1994 ProStar 190, such as mine, have a chamber that inserts into the fuel tank such as this one posted previously by ski-me, apparently for his 1994 ProStar 205? My boat has no such chamber that is inserted into the fuel tank.

I asked Mastercraft whether my boat would have come with one originally. They said it would have. Okay, that's what they say, but I'm having a hard time imagining why someone would have gotten rid of it.

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Old 06-09-2014, 06:02 PM
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:44 PM
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JimN posted elswhere it's designed as a buffer around the fuel pickup to help ensure the fuel pickup sees a steady supply of fuel when fuel is sloshing around, which I would think would mean it could matter most, if it is needed, when fuel is getting low.

I haven't noticed my engine acting like its fuel supply has been interrupted, but I can't say I've run the fuel tank low in the less than one year I've owned my boat.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:16 PM
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Its looks from ski-me's earlier photos like this chamber has a bottom to it. How does fuel enter the chamber when fuel is low? Are there small holes in the sides very near the bottom? I can't tell from the photo.

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Old 06-09-2014, 09:28 PM
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For the sake of comparison, the 93 fuel cell does not have this. First time I have seen that contraption after looking in a lot of fuel cells....
my 93 205 has it. The fuel sender goes inside of that. At least that is my guess. There was a square black peice that attaches to that is my guess and then there is another circle on the square black piece and there is where the fuel sender attaches if that makes ANY sense
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:42 PM
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:50 PM
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I just re-read what I wrote...that makes ZERO sense. My GUESS is I have one of those. I have a square black thing that I can remove from the top of my tank with some screws. In the middle of that square black thing is where the fuel sender goes.

When I fixed my sending unit I didn't bother to inspect that closely.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:33 PM
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Same Tank in a 98 205

I have the same tank in my 98 205. The insert is in fact "a baffle" to decrease the amount of sloshing around both the fuel sender and the pick up - Moeller Ft 3223 is the tank Number- The black plastic clamp piece is still available thru Moeller and what is suppose to go in there is a fuel sending unit (new 7" one from SKIDIM will work) and a fuel pick up with the attached upside down funnel thing. Good luck finding that funnel piece Moeller doesn't make it and I can only find it for a diesel truck application so I went without. Anyway- I drilled holes in the baffle to ensure fuel was able to get into the box to the pick up instead of just through the top holes. No problems so far. Sorry i don't have pic of mine when it was removed.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:17 PM
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My '96 205 has the insert.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:08 PM
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I have the same tank in my 98 205. The insert is in fact "a baffle" to decrease the amount of sloshing around both the fuel sender and the pick up - Moeller Ft 3223 is the tank Number- The black plastic clamp piece is still available thru Moeller and what is suppose to go in there is a fuel sending unit (new 7" one from SKIDIM will work) and a fuel pick up with the attached upside down funnel thing. Good luck finding that funnel piece Moeller doesn't make it and I can only find it for a diesel truck application so I went without. Anyway- I drilled holes in the baffle to ensure fuel was able to get into the box to the pick up instead of just through the top holes. No problems so far. Sorry i don't have pic of mine when it was removed.
According to a long time mechanic, he used to drill them for the same reason you did.
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