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Fuel gauge pegged

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  1. Boomer

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    Checked the wires at the sending unit and the fuel gauge...fuel gauge still pegged when key is On? Suggestions?
  2. Capt Ralph

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    SW compatible gauges, short in the pink (sender) wire.
    VDO, pink wire open to sender.
  3. Boomer

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    Will rerun the pink wire to the gauge then...thanks
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    You did'nt mention a wire was loose.
    Then you have original VDO (euro) designed sender and gauge. Keep that in mind when ordering new senders or gauges in your future.

    Or, ah, uh have you already replaced something?
  5. Boomer

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    There was no loose wire...i cleaned up the connections thinking that may have been the problem....i willrerun a new wire to the gauge to see if that helps
  6. Capt Ralph

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    Lets start from the beginning.
    What fuel level problems are you having? Did it ever work?
    What have you done so far?
    Did you ever short the gauge pink wire to ground?
  7. Boomer

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    All I have done so far is check and clean all the connections..i have had the boat a month and it has always been pegged when you turn the key on
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    So Boomer , what was the problem? I have the same problem with mine, although it did work , it's usually pegged to full now, but does some slowly down when tank gets low. I also have had dirty tank issues with this problem gauge / tank.
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    He has had some distractions. But I'd like a follow up also if he got to it.
  10. Boomer

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    Distractions... bahahahahaha... no, I havent given it any attention...on the list...more concerned about first start up this week....i will get back to it though...soon.....I will post the outcome when done...promise
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    Ok, you let me know so I don't have to figure it out on my own! Lol...you know'' cut to the chase'' for me! Meanwhile I'll get onto other issues/maintenance with my yacht. :rolleyes:
    Good luck with your motor. Fire that thing up! I'm sure it will be fine. Don't forget to put fuel in the tank....
  12. Boomer

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    Ah...roger that..they are putting in the liners and pistons right now...hope to have start up bu end of week..we will see...like capt ralph said...ground the pink wire and see if your gauges move...it might have a dirty connection on top of the tank or at the gauge...2 easy things to check and hit with a brass brush to clean them up

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