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RE: [oletrucks] Gas gauge

To: "S Culver" <sculver@mcleodusa.net>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Gas gauge
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 15:57:16 -0500
Troubleshooting chart for "always empty" on TF gas gauge.

        1.      Is there gas in the tank?  At least half tank?
                If not, make it so before proceeding.

        2.      Remove wire from the sending unit.

        3.      Turn on the key.  

        4.      If gauge reads FULL go to step 8.  

        5.      If gauge reads EMPTY go to step 10.  

        6.      If gauge reads other than full or 
                empty, offer to buy me a cold one and 
                I'll drive down to Webster Saturday 
                instead of going to the "Wooden Keels 
                and Classic Wheels" show at the 
                Lakewood Yacht Club.  I'll guarantee 
                there won't be any OleTrucks there, but 
                there will be Dusenburgs, Maseratis, etc.
        7.      Stop.

        8.      The sending unit is defective or the wire 
                that is supposed to attach to the sending 
                unit is attached to somewhere else, like 
                one of the mounting screws for the sending 

        9.      Stop.

        10.     Turn key off.
        11.     Reconnect wire on sending unit.  

        12.     Remove wire on gauge that goes 
                to sending unit.  Sorry, I don't know 
                which side of the gauge.  

        13.     Turn on key.  If gauge reads FULL go to 
                step 16.  

        14.     If gauge reads EMPTY either:
                        a.      the gauge is defective
                        b.      the gauge is not receiving 12V 
                                        when the key is on
                        c.      the two wires connecting to 
                                        the gauge are swapped.
        15.     Stop.

        16.     Wire that runs from gauge to sending unit 
                is shorted to ground somewhere.  The easiest 
                way to fix this is to completely replace the wire.

-----Original Message-----
From: S Culver [mailto:sculver@mcleodusa.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 2:41 PM
To: oletrucks list
Subject: [oletrucks] Gas gauge

I bought a new sending unit for the '58 Apache, and the gas gauge is still not
working.  Hot wire to the empty side, sending unit to the full side.  When I
turn the key on, the needle goes from all the way to the left, to the Empty
mark.  Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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