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by DUBious
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1517

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

[emoji106][emoji3][emoji1690][emoji122][emoji50] Isn’t it good when you figure something out by yourself!! This is the fun of running a classic vehicle Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Yea I guess lol, but I'm worried the whole.batch of these is dodgy so the new one could develop the same fault. ...
by DUBious
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1517

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Fixed. Drilled a small 2mm hole in top of float chamber to empty it, then sealed outside join of float chamber (short term fix) but gauge working as it should. I'm pretty sure there is a flaw in the manufacturing process of the float chamber. Likely after injection moulding the 2 halves are vibratio...
by DUBious
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1517

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

To prove this out, I connected it all back up and manually raised the float chamber....and guess what ! It works. As a temporary fix I'm going to drill a hole in the top and empty what ever is inside out (fuel one would assume) while I wait for a new one to arrive. Must be some sort of fault with th...
by DUBious
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1517

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

So, no rain today so decided to tackle this again, I found a connection supplying 12.3v and tried that on gauge (no change) redid earths 1 on tank, 1 on gauge (both dedicated) no change, I then took the sender unit out and measured ohms when in, and as I retracted it. 51 ohms in, and 51 ohms when ou...
by DUBious
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1517

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Pics for clarity. I can get the gauge to work by doing a temporary earth from the one terminal to body (but am I just doing the same as I did my earthing cable to sender ?) Or is this correct and telling me the old earth to the gauge is dodgy ? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200702/a7b3ec42e9b05...