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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Not working: Trip Computer Reset and Fuel Gauge

The fuel gauge has not worked since March. It always reads as FULL. During my trip to the Springfield Mile last weekend, the reset on my trip computer quit working. Now I can't reset it at my fill ups.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Can't tell if you are having the same problem I've had with the fuel gauge, but I just posted this info about what I found with my fuel sending unit (it was reading Lo Fuel all the time)

I've had my gas tank on and off so many times I about wore it out, trying to fix the sending unit. Finally found out why it isn't working.

(1)The ground connection for the float arm of the sending unit was broken -- its a very thin strip (like a clock spring) connecting the moveable float arm to ground. Fixed it by replacing the broken spring strip with a very fine gauge copper wire (no weight - flexible).

(2) After much dry testing and reinstalling the tank and gas, only to find the sending unit was still registering Lo Fuel -- I finally filled a bucket with gas to test the sending unit in gas and out of the tank. What I found out is ----- the float is not floating in the gasolene. Now what good is a fuel gas sending unit float that won't float in gas?

I need some type of material to attach to the float to increase its buoyancy, but won't dissolve in the gas. Any suggestions?
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Can't tell if you are having the same problem I've had with the fuel gauge, but I just posted this info about what I found with my fuel sending unit (it was reading Lo Fuel all the time)

I've had my gas tank on and off so many times I about wore it out, trying to fix the sending unit. Finally found out why it isn't working.

(1)The ground connection for the float arm of the sending unit was broken -- its a very thin strip (like a clock spring) connecting the moveable float arm to ground. Fixed it by replacing the broken spring strip with a very fine gauge copper wire (no weight - flexible).

(2) After much dry testing and reinstalling the tank and gas, only to find the sending unit was still registering Lo Fuel -- I finally filled a bucket with gas to test the sending unit in gas and out of the tank. What I found out is ----- the float is not floating in the gasolene. Now what good is a fuel gas sending unit float that won't float in gas?

I need some type of material to attach to the float to increase its buoyancy, but won't dissolve in the gas. Any suggestions?
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Why not swing buy a station that replaces fuel pumps and see if they have a float or even a float out of a old carburetor
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Thanks for the suggestion -- I have two old Goldwing carburetors in my junk pile. Might be able to make one of these work.

At the moment I'm trying to heat shrink 3 small automotive light bulbs to the float arm to see if that will assist the float's buoyancy.

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