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Old 10 September 2011, 10:37   #1
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Fuel gauge needle jammed

Went from Poole to Newport & back on Thursday delivery teenager to Bestival - pretty rough both ways (rougher on return) so much so that a slam made the fuel gauge need jump the end stop (full!) and now its stuck there - any suggestions its a pain to dismantle the gauge and will prob break the watertight seal.

I did try a few big slams hoping it would jump back!
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Old 10 September 2011, 10:54   #2
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Are you sure it's not the float on the sender unit in the tank? Might have got stuck at the top of its travel when you slammed the boat.
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Did you try a few good 'uns in reverse
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Old 17 September 2011, 07:34   #4
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All sorted, on closer inspection was the electrical connection - broken in two places: the fly lead join and actually going into the sender
Had to replace the sender - great service and price from a.s.a.p supplies (ASAP-supplies.com)
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