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Re: [Spridgets] [Fwd: Re: BE Fuel Sending unit]

To: spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] [Fwd: Re: BE Fuel Sending unit]
From: "Robert Duquette" <robertduquette@sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:35:32 +0000
I had a fuel guage that didn't go below a quarter of a tank.  I assume that 
the PO never let it go below that.  But, I can assure you that the gas did 
continue to go down.  :(  I've trained it better now.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Brad Fornal" <tequila.brad@gmail.com>

When I got one of my cars, forget which one, it had been sitting for a LONG
It also read the same level, regardless of fuel amount. I drained the tank,
it had a drain plug in it, and pulled it out of the car. I removed the
sending unit, and found it to be frozen in place. Since it was already a
lost cause, I sprayed it down liberally with some chemical to loosen it, and
gently started to swing the float arm back and forth. It freed up, and
worked fine after that.
That might give you a place to start.


On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Maxime Slegers <max@maxengland.com> wrote:

 > Hello everyone,
 > My midget mkIII fuel gauge reads half all the time when the ignition is
 > on. I've seen many posts talking of a full gauge when tank is empty and
 > vice-versa, but never seen 'half all the time when there's current 
 > to the gauge'.
 > Any idea? Could it be a bad earth somewhere or is it possible that the
 > sending unit is blocked halfway?
 > Thanks in advance,
 > Max
 > > Hey Biff,
 > >
 > > Why do you call your black Mk II Sprite gray?  Just curious.
 > >
 > > Mike C
 > >
 > > -----Original Message-----
 > >>From: Biff Jones <biffjones@verizon.net>
 > >>Sent: Apr 22, 2008 10:41 AM
 > >>To: spridgets@autox.team.net
 > >>Subject: Re: [Spridgets] BE Fuel Sending unit
 > >>
 > >>The bugeye sending unit has the following resistance readings:
 > >>0 Ohms = open circuit (broken wire)
 > >>14 Ohms = Full (up position)
 > >>90 Ohms = Half tank
 > >>258 Ohms = Empty
 > >>
 > >>These are for sending unit # FT5300/32 and gauge unit # FG2530/31or
 > >>FG2530/64
 > >>
 > >>Latter sending units read the opposite of above, i.e., Full = 120 Ohms,
 > >>Empty = 30 Ohms
 > >>
 > >>Cork gasket should work fine without any goo.
 > >>
 > >>Biff Jones
 > >>'Frogarri' '59 Bugeye
 > >>'Ole Gray' '61 AH Sprite
 > >>http://sprites2.homestead.com/
 > >>_______________________________________________
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