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Petrol gauge

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Mackers, Jan 16, 2021.

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  1. Mackers

    Mackers Well-Known Member

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    OMG! Proper p$%3d off. So my gauge read 3/4 full when full and empty when empty. Last week I had a sender unit fitted. The needle went up a bit higher than 3/4s full but not to full on the gauge. I've just ran out of fuel on the A6 when the gauge was showing I had about a gallon in, so basically, all the sender unit has done is nudge the needle for both full and empty up a bit. What does the mechanic have to do now?? Thanx for responding in advance.

    Also, I was away for a year from Landyzone. I forgotten how to swear without it being dotted out so if someone can remind me, that'd be great :0)
     
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    Hi Mackers, welcome back. I had to renew my fuel sender a few years ago. The replacement has never been as accurate as the original and despite having it out a few times to adjust [ bend ] the float arm I could never get it right. :( These day's I just know that when the needle touches the red it is time to fill up. Cheers.
     
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    Change the font colour of a letter in the offending word. You’re fucking welcome.
     
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    hahahahah. Cheers
     
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    Brittania Restorations have a video on their youtube channel setting a gauge up to the sender.

    Involves a bit of jiggery pokery and and a heath robinson lash up on the bench but ends up fairly accurate
     
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    I fitted a new sender (and tank) to my 90 last year and it doesn't read the same, close but not the same.
    Personally I have never relied completely on fuel-gauges whether it be my LR / car / motorcaravan / bike. Use them as a guide yes but I always reset my trip a fill-up and then I know exactly where I am, never failed me yet.
     
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    Been known to drop a boroscope inspection camera down the neck to check the level. My gauge is horribly inaccurate and never drops below a 1/4.
     
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    From the responses it looks like I'm going to have to accept it as a nagging wife then, but I'd rather I didn't have to.
     
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