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Bad Gas!!

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I have a 2005 Crestliner Fish Hawk and a 2005 115HP Mercury that (I think) is the recipient of bad gas or water in the gas tank. The boat will barely plane out and idles real rough. Unfortunately, I was preoccupied last year with other engagements which resulted in gas that was left over from the year before. I Stabil the tank and top her off like the manuals suggest. I looked at the water separator and it appeared to not have water in it (float was at the bottom). I picked up a new fuel filter and plan to replace it shortly, however thought that I should siphon the gas out first. Has anyone had experience with this? I would think I should be able to disconnect the line down stream of the bulb and pump out the bad gas that way? Does Crestliner have a simple methods of removing a plug or other type of device? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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10 gallon gas tank? You could use the primer bulb to pump it out but that be like milking a dairy herd by hand.

I'd just take a sample first before draining the tank. Actually replacing the spark plugs might the first thing to do.

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10 gallon gas tank? You could use the primer bulb to pump it out but that be like milking a dairy herd by hand.

I'd just take a sample first before draining the tank. Actually replacing the spark plugs might the first thing to do.

I had to drain my 20 gallon this way and it is no fun mad !! I took samples using a mason jar to see how much water was in. Then I would pump a couple of gallons out and take another sample. Very tedious, but it works if that's what you have to do.

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Thanks fellas, I sincerely appreciate your replies. I think I will try a fuel syphon pump from Fleet Farm and then replace the plugs and water separator as well.

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