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Fuel Gauge

Post by border » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:29 pm

OK My fuel gauge does not work, there was no wires attached any where but managed to get one one the terminal on top of sender to the Yellow / Red which I believe is the right wire for this.
Still nothing on the gauge. There was only the one terminal on the sender, so does it have to be Earthed also, as cant see where to Earth it from ??
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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by Jordi » Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:16 pm

It earths through the tank itself. Check for any breaks in the wiring.

Very possible the sender is goosed. New senders can be bought for about £25 off ebay.
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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by border » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:00 pm

Jordi wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:16 pm
It earths through the tank itself. Check for any breaks in the wiring.

Very possible the sender is goosed. New senders can be bought for about £25 off ebay.
Thanks Mate, Is there any way of testing while it is in place, Cant get to it as you know, Don't really fancy dropping the Tank unless i have to,
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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by border » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:43 pm

Got a used Fuel Tank, wired it up on the ground and sender works, so pleased about that,
BUT, there is a pipe snapped off on top circled in pic think its the return pipe, it is part of the tank, but is there a way I can attach another pipe or hose to connect to fuel line as on other tank??
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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by maxaret » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:50 am

Could you not just use the sender from the 'new' tank ? and keep the 'new' tank as a spare !

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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by border » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:56 pm

maxaret wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:50 am
Could you not just use the sender from the 'new' tank ? and keep the 'new' tank as a spare !
I would of Mate but its different for some reason, the other one is like Defender they dont have screws it twists / locks in to place same as this one in pic,
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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by Jordi » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:22 pm

One is a spanish tank.

The one in the photo with the snapped return is a japanese tank.
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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by maxaret » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:47 pm

If the pipe stub is secure enough could you use a thread Tap to cut a thread inside the pipe stub and screw a pipe adaptor into it ?

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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by border » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:51 pm

Just found that out Mate, Senders are different, someone has fitted a spanish tank at some point.
Found a Jap tank local, picking it up tomorrow , so will fit that assuming the sender is good , if not I know I have one good one to swap in.

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Re: Fuel Gauge

Post by border » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:12 pm

Fitted another tank today and all good. Gauge working and no leaks.
Jordi is right My original was Spanish, my truck is Jap so someone must have fitted this tank at some point,
Tanks are the exact same shape but the Spanish has the feed pipe coming from Sender, the jap has it coming out from top of tank. so different senders.
Im glad I didnt order new one before I had seen it. Anyway for future reference.
In pic Left is Spanish, Right is Jap
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