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Old 02 May 2005, 16:21   #1
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Smart Guages Accuracy

As you may know we are now running a 225 happymax, on the back of a 7.4m Redbay Stormforce, how accurate is fuel used on the smart guages, we have done no calibration of this, I Am sure there is none to do, is fuel used a reliable count of what leaves the tank, or are there precentage errors anyone has found cheers gavin
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Gav,
See my earlier thread on smart gauge accuracy. It appears the best way to calibrate is to bring it to the petrol station. I have a 230 L tank so that should be fun.
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Old 02 May 2005, 16:40   #3
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fuel capacity

we have 440 ltr capacity ouch
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Found the same thing, empty the tank and then fill in 1/4 increments and calibrate as you go, very dull and very tedious.

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fuel used

I mean the fuel used info rather than fuel sender info
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Old 02 May 2005, 18:41   #6
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It kinda works for me , I used to run on full tanks then fill it up after a day. the fuel used guage would always give me a good reading
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I'll second that, I find my tank gauge is always pessimistic, (better that than optimistic I guess!!) but my fuel used gauge is always spot on. My problem is trying to remember to reset it or take note of the reading when I refuel.
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Fuel used always seams within a couple of litres, which i normally put down to an airlock when filling the tank.

The gauge only let me down once, when it reset to "0li used" about 40miles offshore. Arse. I did have the float gauge connected, which reported i was out of fuel somewhere by the needles - when i got back to the itchen and refulled i got 205li into the 220li tank - a little scary. I raised this with mercury/barrus but have heard nothing.
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