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Old 09 July 2006, 08:16   #1
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Suzuki Fuel Flow Meter

Just woundering if anyone has got a suzuki fuel flow meter fitted and if so does it work.

My 175HP currently just has the standard fuel gauage fitted which is less than useless as located at the front of the tank so never really any idea of how much fuel is left.

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Old 09 July 2006, 09:14   #2
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I don't know much about the Suzuki guage, but I've got the Navman Fuel 3100 and it find it really useful. It takes NMEA from the GPS to calculate mpg as also displays speed data from the GPS and keeps log of engine hours.
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Old 09 July 2006, 09:32   #3
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Snap - just linked mine into the GPS - was only connected to fuel flow - now I can get MPG etc as well - gulp!!!

Fuel 3100 is really good - also displays nice big speed figures and battery voltage as well as fuel flow in all sorts of different units.
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All sounds great, but will the 3100 connect to a garmin GPS.

If not should I go for the cheaper 2100 which will give me basic fuel consumption data.

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I plumbed in the Lowrance equivalent on my boat today. Can't tell if it's working yet as I ran out of LowranceNet T-pieces :
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All sounds great, but will the 3100 connect to a garmin GPS.
Yep, it connects to Garmin just fine. Just use the lead for connecting to pc/nmea devices and make sure the port is 'turned on' in the Garmin setup menu. You only need the 'data out' and ground/ships negative wires.
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All sounds great, but will the 3100 connect to a garmin GPS.

If not should I go for the cheaper 2100 which will give me basic fuel consumption data.

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Should work with any GPS - just nmea - make sure you connect the YELLOW wire on the navman - the handbook is wrong and says white!!!
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Anyone know why the diesel version is over twice the price of the petrol one? I know it needs an extra sensor for the return - but twice the price?

It's only about 30 cheaper than a floscan unit.

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