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Old 07 June 2010, 05:28   #1
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Quicksilver Fuel Gauge

Hi
My RIB has a fault with it's electronic fuel gauge.
I filled the tank and i noticed the dial, when we were underway, jumping sharply from the 4/4 full mark to 1/2 then back to 4/4.
It then stopped working.
The gauge is a Quicksilver (think the p/n is 835356 lettering worn)
There is a 12v supply to both "S" and "I" terminals and the ground is fine.
There is a an "L" terminal but that has no supply to it and i can't see a connector that may have become detached so i guess it's not needed?? but when i do connect a 12v source to the "L" it goes straight to 4/4 (tank is prob 7/8ths full)
I'd really appreciate advice / views on this and also if anyone knows a web address for quicksilver i'd appreciate it as i can't find them.
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Old 07 June 2010, 16:03   #2
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Something similar happened to mine. It wasn't the gauge at fault, but the sender in the tank. The float had fallen off the arm so it wouldn't send the reading.
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Old 07 June 2010, 17:16   #3
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Prob just as likely the sender as the gauge.

Quicksilver parts need to ordered through a Mercury dealer, one dealer that does do online sales is http://www.ribsmarineparts.co.uk
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Old 08 June 2010, 05:37   #4
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Looks like it's time to strip out the sender then!!
Thanks for the advice chaps!!
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http://www.diy-boat.com/content/view/88/49/


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Old 26 June 2010, 05:11   #6
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It was the sender chaps - need to find a repl quicksilver 851052

Thanks again
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