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Gas Gauge for 18' whaler outrage
Key-z
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Posted on 03/28/08 - 4:40 AM
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Does anyone know how many wholes are on the gas tank to accommodate a mechanical gas gauge?

Thank you!
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Posted on 03/28/08 - 4:51 AM
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Are you asking if there is more than one spot already in the tank to install a gauge?


Edited by Jeff on 03/28/08 - 4:55 AM
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Posted on 03/29/08 - 2:27 PM
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NO, not an additional hole for the gas gauge. I want to go back to the original mecahnical gas gauge with the see through deck plate in the floor as oppose to an electrical gas gauge on the console. I feell the mechaical works better.

I had a new tank built by Florida Marine in October of 2006. The mechanical gauge got pitched with the old tank when the new tank was fabricated. I didn't care much at the time because I was going to install a new gauge on the console. What a mistake. It worked a couple , three times and then worked on and off for about two months until it doesn't work at all. Make sense?

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Posted on 03/29/08 - 2:55 PM
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Take a look at the wire connections on the sender on top of the tank. From the symptoms you report (interminant) You could have a loose connection. Check the ground connection too.. If everything is okay on the sender, check the wires on the back of the gauge.

I have had the opposite experience with gas gauges. Shock

 
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Posted on 04/01/08 - 1:05 PM
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Thanks CBO

I'll check on all you mention this weekend when I trek down to the Keys. Hope your suggestions resolves my issue with the gas gauge because I can't seem to find a mechanical gauge. I'll let you know the results just as soon as I test.

Kind Regards,


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Posted on 04/01/08 - 1:58 PM
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http://www.e-components.net/

Contact e-components and see if they have a gauge that will fit.


 
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Posted on 04/02/08 - 1:21 PM
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The new West Marine catalog has a gauge that at least LOOKS exactly like the OEM one. No idea if it's actually the same or not, but it's clearly the same concept.

 
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Posted on 04/21/08 - 5:59 PM
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Thanks guys, for all the good advice.

I did have a mechanic look at it and he found a wire loose. I took it out this past weekend and it worked for a little while and then conked out. I'll check and tighten the wires one more time.If that doesn't fix the problem, then I'll be forced to purchase a mechanical gauge from e-components and a clear deck plate from twin cities marine.

I'll also check the gauge West Marine carries.

Thanks again,

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