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Fuel Gauge Conundrum

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JT7196
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Fuel Gauge Conundrum

Post by JT7196 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:36 pm

Hi Chaps , as some of you will know I have had a problem with an unreliable Fuel Gauge, so I very recently purchased a generic replacement from eBay.
Now I know that my “Reserve” Tap supplies Two gallons , so my question is, does the Two gallon reserve start at the Empty line, of after ? ?

Cheers Al 😊😊😊

Stan Thomas
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Re: Fuel Gauge Conundrum

Post by Stan Thomas » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:25 am

The fuel guage measures the whole quantity of fuel in the tank which therefore includes reserve - which is simply a second feed pipe the inlet of which is a bit lower than the normal "non-reserve" feed pipe.

JT7196
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Re: Fuel Gauge Conundrum

Post by JT7196 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:55 am

Hi Stan, then in theory, when my gauge reads 2 galls, or slightly below, then that should be the time when the” Reserve Knob” should be activated?
In truth, my Gauge has never be accurate since I put my car back on the road in 1991 ! ! Now I’ve got the new sender, I shall install it and see if I am able to get it somewhere near accurate ! 😀😀

Cheers Al 😊

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