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Old 04 June 2013, 06:37   #11
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ID:	80989I have had this problem with the fuel gauge always showing full since I got our RIB in April. I don't know if it has always been like this or not. The boat is about a year old so should not be a wiring corrosion problem. I fiddled around and got no-where so took it to a local marine specialist in France and they said it was fixed but still showing full after two trips out in her.

I have attached a diagram of a before and after wiring but even the 2nd wiring is not working properly. I have done an ohm check and I think the sender is ok but need to bottom out the correct wiring diagram.

Please advise & many thanks. Nigel
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Old 04 June 2013, 07:33   #12
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Also I am using battery negative as my earth - is this acceptable and if not what should I be using?
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Old 04 June 2013, 08:16   #13
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Can you get at the sender to remove it ? I pulled mine out and attatched a length of twin core to it and physically moved it up & down whist looking at the gauge to assess its accuracy ! Provided the float's not punctured it should work in the tank.
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Old 04 June 2013, 12:23   #14
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Can you get at the sender to remove it ? I pulled mine out and attatched a length of twin core to it and physically moved it up & down whist looking at the gauge to assess its accuracy ! Provided the float's not punctured it should work in the tank.
I wish I could get at the sender but it means the console seating to be unbolted and the cabling and pipework to the fuel tank disconnected and then the floor up. Certainly possible but not an hour or so's job.

Final resort thanks.
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It must be lying! I've never seen a full fuel gauge in my life!

Noticed today as we were heading out that the fuel gauge was stuck on full. Had a mess about with it just now, cleaning earths etc but its still stuck.....

I take it I'm going to need a new sender????
That IS most unusual!!... Most Wema's I've had were Always STUCK on Empty!
I've given up on Mechanical Fuel ''Gauges'' for that reason!
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