Saturday, 15 April 2017

Fuel gauge problem - part 2

Having found that the fuel gauge was getting power correctly, but still not reading correctly, Damian figured it was time to dig a little deeper...


Out with the instrument cluster again...


And back in...


Having found this didn't work, Damian removed the fuel tank for the second time in two days...


Out with the new sender...


And compare the float level with the old sender...  Clearly different.


After adjusting the float level slightly, reinstalling the sender and putting the fuel tank back in, Damian was hoping that the fuel gauge would now magically work...


Alas, it wasn't to be the case...


Damian threw his hands in the air like he just didn't care, and decided that there must be something else wrong with the gauges.  A google or two showed that a common problem was the voltage regulator packing it in.  Ordering one off eBay, Damian decided that putting the passenger side back together would be the next focus...

Needing a bit of sticky stuff to patch a small hole in the glove box, Damian found some Dial before you Dig stickers courtesy of the boys in 1100... these things turn up EVERYWHERE!!


Glove box reinstalled...


Heater box and under-dash air vent reinstalled...


The fuel gauge issue was starting to be really annoying...  It was bad enough that Booger Mobile only got around 250km to a tank full of fuel, but would be even worse if the fuel gauge wasn't working...

Damian was beginning to wonder if it wasn't time to let the poor old girl have a rest…

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