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Old 08 April 2008, 13:33   #1
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fuel sending unit - any innovations?

I want to fit a fuel sending unit into an exisiting below deck 35 gallon fuel tank, located inches below the forward deck. The fill pipe is only a few inches long and is fitted directly into the deck above the tank - I can see and access the fill pipe from the side, and see the top of the tank through an access hole, when sitting in the engine compartment (engine removed) I plan to lift the deck to access the top, then install a conventional sending unit - but if I could avoid that it would be helpful. Is anyone aware of any other type of sending unit I might use that would not require lifting the deck, such as through the fill pipe?
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Old 08 April 2008, 13:54   #2
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Yes, there is an alternative. They are called capacitance senders/gauges, as apposed to float/resistance.
Try a search for capactance fuel senders.
Here is one to start with.
http://www.centroidproducts.com/fsafe.htm
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thanks...very helpful - I'll check it out.
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thanks...very helpful - I'll check it out.
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Your welcome. I have considerable experience with capacitance sensors and they are very reliable and accurate. However, they cost quite a bit , but it may be cheaper than lifting the deck.
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