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post #11 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2001, 07:02 PM
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Re: My fuel Gauge lying to me? I hate Liars!

The autometer Ultralight fuel guage comes with it's own sending unit.

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Re: My fuel Gauge lying to me? I hate Liars!

Your lucky it works at all. On a good day mine somtimes works but most of the time, dosnt work at all.. and when i does work it doesnt show whats in the tank.. really annoying.


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post #13 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2001, 06:38 PM
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Re: My fuel Gauge lying to me? I hate Liars!

Hi all just got back from Ft Riley. Nice trails up there, nice big hills and stuff. Sorry didnt get any pix of trailing forgot cam at home. but i took a pic of it right away when i got home.

Any ways, i can really tell my gauge is lying unless
1. really bad Fuel economy (doubt that unless im have engine probs)

2. My sis is getting a hold of it and aint fueling it back up. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

im gonna keep a watchful eye on the odo. see just whats going on.

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post #14 of (permalink) Old 02-25-2001, 07:04 PM
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firgot to put it on the last one, hehe.

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post #15 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2001, 01:33 AM
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Re: My fuel Gauge lying to me? I hate Liars!

Hey zooker, find out if it is the guage or the sender. Pull the connection going to the sender unit (right behind/near the license plate bulbs) and short this to ground. If the guage reads full up, then it is the sender.

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post #16 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2001, 07:10 AM
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Re: My fuel Gauge lying to me? I hate Liars!

All your probelms sound very familiar to me.

My fuel guage would rarely go above 1/2. Sometimes (after filling it to the brim) it would show FULL, but the next time the ignition was turned on, it would only register 1/2 again.

The problem ..... the fuel sender unit was not earthed properly.

To fix it, you need to drop the tank
(4 x bolts, filler neck, breather, fuel supply, fuel return, and the single electrical connection to the sender)

Then remove the screws from the top of the sender .. if they dont want to undo, dont force them, use plenty of penetrating oil, because shearing these off is a real pain.

Take the sender unit out, and away from the tank, and wire brush all the rust off the upper surface and the inside of the screw holes.

Refit the sender unit, but trap a length of electrical wire under one of the screw heads before tightening it down.
Refit the tank.
Finally, connect your new earth wire to one of the existing eart points near the rear light cluster.

Job done ...

(of course it's advisable to test the sender unit works before refitting the tank)

fix it .. bend it .. mend it
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Re: My fuel Gauge lying to me? I hate Liars!

It is most likly the sender, as the last poster described,
While you have the sender out Check to make sure its working, most can be fixed by bending the small arm that is under the cover at the top of the sender so it makes contact
all the way throught the movement of the arm. Be gentle with it as it would be real easy to break off.

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