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Old 09-09-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Reasons Why Fuel Gauge Not Work

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?
2000 V92C
Corpus Christi, TX
76 years and still DIY & Riding
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