Originally Posted by ajstars
I’m a bit of a nerd for everything has to be working!
Fair enough, I understand, just lay here on the couch & we’ll talk about it
The tube is fine, otherwise it wouldn’t have filled your console. The gauge will be goosed. They clog & corrode internally due to the saltwater. You’re going to have to swap it out or put something else in the hole. As you’ve discovered they are a PITA, I’d bin it & put something else in there.
You “might” be able to poke about with a fine wire & un-block the gauge, or the whole thing may just be rust soup inside. Personally, the last thing I’d want is a saltwater hose pipe leading straight into the console.