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    My truck tends to stay at full a long time, then drop to "E" pretty fast. When I am at around 1/4 tank, and fill up, I generally still have about 4 gallons left in the tank.

    I'm not too sure that the measurements that came with those gauge senders were terribly accurate, but then again, I've never wanted to pull the tank and experiment either. Just about every MV, I've ever owned or had much time with had pretty much the same fuel gauge. It was more of a suggestion than anything.

    Coming from motorcycle world where fuel gauges weren't the norm up until very recently, I have learned to know my vehicle very well and either gauge my fuel with the odometer or the suggestive fuel gauge.
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    Hmmm ill see if I can mess with it during the week. My gauge is to the max full. And it bugs me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chess View Post
    Hmmm ill see if I can mess with it during the week. My gauge is to the max full. And it bugs me.


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    You may need to pull the sender and fix the connector on the top where the wire goes from the rheostat in the tank through the top and to the wire leading to the gauge. Also check the tank ground.

    I don't know if I posted it or not, but after about 3 months or so of using that sender in my truck, the insulator on the top stud swelled up and came out of place from the ethanol fuel, grounding the wire and causing the gauge to read the same all the time. It was a cheap rubber insulator. I made a new one from a piece of fiber or bakelite I had laying around and its been fine since.
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    Isn't it a shame that you have to re-engineer and repair stuff? What does the manufacturer get paid to do?

    Sorry...

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    One word: China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyscycle View Post
    One word: China.
    That is EXACTLY what I was thinking...

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    Default Fuel guage and sender install

    I may have come up with a solution I put the truck on the lift and left the ignition on. And dropped the tank and I put a 90 degree bend on the small floater rod. It reads perfect at half tank ill see how it follows it after that.


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