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New to the forum and already have a problem I need some help with.
I recently acquried an 08 Sportsmen 700 EFI X2. The fuel gauge isnt working so I am trying to access the float. Problem is I cant figure out the cap that sits on top of the pump and sending unit comes off. Most posts I have seen has screws on top to remove the cover. Mine has a plastic cap on top that looks like a fuel tank cap with a hole in the middle. How do you get it off??
 

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Hello,

New to the forum and already have a problem I need some help with.
I recently acquried an 08 Sportsmen 700 EFI X2. The fuel gauge isnt working so I am trying to access the float. Problem is I cant figure out the cap that sits on top of the pump and sending unit comes off. Most posts I have seen has screws on top to remove the cover. Mine has a plastic cap on top that looks like a fuel tank cap with a hole in the middle. How do you get it off??
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Hello,

New to the forum and already have a problem I need some help with.
I recently acquried an 08 Sportsmen 700 EFI X2. The fuel gauge isnt working so I am trying to access the float. Problem is I cant figure out the cap that sits on top of the pump and sending unit comes off. Most posts I have seen has screws on top to remove the cover. Mine has a plastic cap on top that looks like a fuel tank cap with a hole in the middle. How do you get it off??
Polaris didn't make a 700 in 2008? What do you have?? Put your vin # here to find out and report back. https://atv.polaris.com/en-us/vin-s...uJXrAG9iCugyzGrGT_T6BoWPagM9daqw9cxLzMxtYY0oc
 

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I use oil filter pliers, oil filter strap wrench or for extreme circumstances a chain wrench - it works best to grip it full circle vs channel locks just gripping 2 sides.
 

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I use oil filter pliers, oil filter strap wrench or for extreme circumstances a chain wrench - it works best to grip it full circle vs channel locks just gripping 2 sides.
I agree that the above methods or the special tool would be better if its super tight but I haven't run into one yet that didn't come off fairly easily after you get a good hold on it.
Hope I didn't jinx myself lol. The next one I need to take off will probably be stuck.
 
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