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Old 21 October 2009, 04:04   #1
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Incorrect Fuel Gauge Reading

I have a Plastimo 53 litre fuel tank and electric sender unit however it is not accurate. When showing empty i still have about 1/4 tank left. Is there any way the gauge or sender unit can be adjusted?

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Old 21 October 2009, 04:48   #2
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That sounds like a fair margin of safety to me…
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Old 21 October 2009, 05:01   #3
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Depends what sender I think mate. If it's one with a float arm there's away to calculate how to set it up I think. Something to do with the depth of the tank, distance from the top of the sender to the pivot arm, and then you get the correct length to the pivot arm.
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Depends what sender I think mate. If it's one with a float arm there's away to calculate how to set it up I think. Something to do with the depth of the tank, distance from the top of the sender to the pivot arm, and then you get the correct length to the pivot arm.
John,

No mine has a float around a tube not a pivot arm.

How is your boat coming on mate?
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Sounds like you need a longer sender then, gibbo.
Try www.asap-supplies.com
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Sounds like you need a longer sender then, gibbo.
Try www.asap-supplies.com
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That would make sense thinking about it more logically.
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As long as it doesn't mean you cutting a hole in the bottom of the tank to fit the new sender in.
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John,

No mine has a float around a tube not a pivot arm.

How is your boat coming on mate?
It's not mate, in fact it's coursing long drawn out silences with her. I love my boat
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Gibbo, you could try splashing out £13k on a big Etec with fancy pants instruments and still not have a fogging clue how much fuel you've got.
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Gibbo, you could try splashing out £13k on a big Etec with fancy pants instruments and still not have a fogging clue how much fuel you've got.
Still !, have you not fitted the new sender yet ?
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