Fuel Gauge woes

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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby RussLCV » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:02 pm

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Just modified another hope I have done it correctly
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby RussLCV » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:47 pm

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Fitted and it works

I reckon its at least a third full but not half so I am pleased how the gauge is reading about where it should!

Sincere thanks to all especially 58 might & emjay
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby 58 MOGGY » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:49 pm

Nice one,we got it together in the end


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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby RussLCV » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:59 pm

58 MOGGY wrote:Nice one,we got it together in the end


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Thanks again mate
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby emjay » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:07 pm

Great job. Isn't it great to conquer these little battles with a little modification. You'll be able to calibrate the end points by reshaping the arm and keep a reserve if you want. As long as the back floor is loose, it's real easy to access on a truck.
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby RussLCV » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:27 pm

Sadly been away and now the fuel gauge does not move! I removed the adapted sender replaced it with the Ford one and up it goes so the gauge and wiring are working fine. The adapted sender was working is it just a chance that the sender that has worked for years in my old tank and just expired...….or any other reason?

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see above glued and soldered in place the fact the sender is immersed in fuel will that have any effect on it? the ford one is mounted in the same place

Any further info assistance needed

Does anyone know who makes the sender units ideally so I can purchase a new one without the mounting disk


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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby emjay » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:41 pm

Does the float move? Can you make it move? Today's fuel has some many additives that if the car sits too long, the additives tend to glue things. I had some stop working, but I just pulled them out of the tank and freed the arm and now work fine again.
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby RussLCV » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:17 pm

yes... ... all moves freely
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby 58 MOGGY » Tue May 14, 2019 7:16 pm

Hi returning to you fuel gauge issue,ive just changed to another fuel tank which has completely messed up my gauge reading.Ive got around problem by using this little box of tricks from car builder solutions,it enables any gauge to work with any sender,easy to fit then you program both sender and gauge to read perfectly.
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby RussLCV » Tue May 14, 2019 7:41 pm

are they expensive
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby 58 MOGGY » Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 pm

It was £50,but the only alternative was a programmable gauge which are about £200,but i wanted to use original gauge on speedo
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby Sleeper » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:56 am

This set me thinking,so off to Fleabay and into the shed...

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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby MickEssex » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:35 pm

I like that, keep us posted and let us know what parts you used to make it.

I'm thinking about swapping the standard tank on my van for something much larger, as longer trips usually mean too many fuel stops at motorway prices!
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Re: Fuel Gauge woes

Postby Sleeper » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:59 pm

This is the baby...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-Universa ... 2749.l2649

but a donor gauge is needed , strip the insides out ,drill a line of tiny holes to align with the Leds , a couple of notches to clear the pcb. and wire-up..
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The sender needs opening up and the rheostat reversing to give 4 Ohms full,78 Ohms Empty..

Not for the feint-hearted...
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