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Old 30 April 2007, 07:15   #1
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fuel gauge not working Ribcraft ('98)

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The fuel gauge on my 98 ribcraft 5.85 is not working. Could it be the ball in the tank? Any ideas?
Thanks in advance, Puddle.
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Old 30 April 2007, 09:35   #2
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If it is the 'led' style gauge, it is very sensitive to battery voltage.

I just rewired my Ribcraft and it didn't work until my battery was fully charged again.

Otherwise, it is a case of checking fuses on the switch panel and tracing the wiring.
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Old 30 April 2007, 09:48   #3
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fuel gauge

Cheers Jabs,
It's a needle type gauge, so not sure, still not working after a good blow out last Friday!
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Old 30 April 2007, 10:49   #4
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Hello fellow Darlo rib-nobber! It could be that the nut that holds the connector on the back of the gauge just needs a tighten. Sometimes they go a bit furry and they need a turn to clean the brass. So where's your cruising ground? We are out from hartlepool most times, but usualy trailer around a lot.
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Old 30 April 2007, 11:07   #5
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Hi Vince
Spend a lot of time near Oban, only bought the boat last October. Off to Jura on Friday, good job the forecast is excellent as first major trip!!
I'll give your fix a try!
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Old 30 April 2007, 11:19   #6
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Sounds like fun. Its a shame we have to travel to get to more interesting scenery, the north-east can get a bit tedious! We`re off to Loch Sunart on the 26th may, so should be interesting! Get some pics to post if you can! Have a great time!
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Did you try putting petrol into it recently


Only joking, it may well be the float. If a hole comes in the float with the older type that use a brass type float, they can hole over time.
The result is that the float does not float (go figure).
I think you can get integral Float caps to replae the existing cap,
You may be able to fish out the old float for inspection and replacment.
Depends on the type.
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Old 02 May 2007, 03:45   #8
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Thanks for that Aidan!! Seriously though, thanks, checking it out tonight,ready for trip to Jura from Crinan on Friday! I'll let you know how I get on!
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Got back from Jura via Crinan, on Saturday, what a briliiant time, including a return crossing last Wednesday that was a bit lumpy!! Strange thing, the fuel gauge started working on it's own just before we got to Jura on the trip out, so all is well. Apart from the 'tea stains' that have appeared on the hull after being in Craighouse Bay for a week! T cut out next week end??

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Glad you had a great time!
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