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Re: REFLECTOR: Fuel gauges
I am planning on using the low fuel sender in my sump. A mock tank that I
built works great. The only addition that I plan to do that is not in a car
system is the addition of a voltage regular to not allow any spikes.
The wire goes up the vent tube and exits right before the vent manifold. I
did mark the out side of the sump tank on the location of the low fuel unit
incase I ever need to "cut it out".
It is rather a simple device. Looks like a resistor in a metal case with
holes in it to stop any sloshing around. The light will start to illuminate
in 10 seconds of no fuel contact and be fully illuminated after 30 seconds.
I figure that I would have almost a full sump tank if the need arose.
I also returned the factory unit back to them. I figure that a light that
flickers would make me think longer if the light stayed on, thus reducing
the time I have to react in a real emergency.
From: Dennis Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Simon Aegerter
Date: Monday, August 31, 1998 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: Fuel gauges
>>just a word to Martin's suggestion: I have the internal fuel sensor in my
>>sump tank and I do not recommend it. It is a long lever that hangs down
>>when the level goes below it and swims when immersed. In my sumptank (RG
>>Elite) I will not be able to take it out unless the tank is full or I take
>>the tank out.
>>Besides it shows the low fuel warning all the time. No, there is no short
>>outside the tank and inside - well, see above.
>I bought one of the sensors mentioned by Martin, and returned it to the
>factory for a refund. I was hoping there might be a simple, but more
>reliable way, to solve this problem. I believe in KISS, but I'm not sure
>what simple really is. Back to the think tank.
>Thanks for your advice.
>All the best,