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Forum - Petty Officer 3rd Class

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Boat Name / Hull Number: Mon Reve / 449
Model Year: 1987
Home Port: Mandeville, LA
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« on: August 03, 2011, 04:49:20 PM »

Has anyone ever had any luck repairing the fuel sending unit for the fuel gauge?  All wiring and gauge troubleshooting checked out OK.  Thanks

Ron Hill
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Boat Name / Hull Number: APACHE #788
Model Year: 1988
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 05:06:48 PM »

Mike : Your problem is probably in the winding of the wire that changes the resistance on the tank sending unit.  I screwed around with my unit and couldn't get it to work, so don't waste your time.

Wrote a Mainsheet article on changing out mine about 10 years ago.  Not difficult to do just make sure that you get a replacement unit for a tank depth of 12" to 24".   

Ron, Apache #788
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Boat Name / Hull Number: sailaway/95
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 05:57:03 PM »

Mike  I took mine out went to west marine and bought a replacement. Not a big deal. Take the old one with you.   Charlie
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