fuel gauge

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:56
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Guys! Can anyone help me with this one? My 95 DX Diesel fuel gauge,
when reading on the "E" for empty, still has a little over 200k's
worth of diesel in it. (Just an annoyance really.. we have an
antiquated TJM aux tank system, but this tank doesn't have a gauge at
all) Can this gauge be calibrated? Can I calibrate it? or should I
take it to a "Gauge Calibraterer"??????? Can a gauge be fitted to the
auxillary tank???
Cheers in advance

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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:56

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 20:56
Hi Brian
Hey use the 200 k buffer as safety margin. Use it as a reserve like on a bike but you dont have to switch over. It's not a lot of fun blleding a diesel just because you want to get the last metre out of the tank. also better of to have some fuel left so as not to pick any rubbish and cause other problems.
I dont intentionally go below quarter of a tank for these reasons.
That's my view anyhowBush Bappo's 4WD Club
Get out there & have a look
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 22:24

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 22:24
I agree with Bear. You know when its going to run out, so whats the problem?

Id be putting a second guage on the Aux Tank.

Yes it can be calibrated, just bend the arm on the sender in the tank.
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Reply By: Brian - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:35

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:35
Thanks guys!... We have been doing the "Bear Technique" so far... the annoyance is that I'll be driving it when the fuel reaches the "E" and a couple of days later Mrs Brian rings to ask how many K's was on the clock when the dial hit the E so she knows roughly whats in the tank (or vice-versa). We don't like to run either tank down too far for obvious reasons and it occurred to me that if the gauge could be calibrated to somewhere near accurate, we would be able to monitor this more readily.
I will check into the cost of fitting a gauge to the second tank.... Once again, thanks for the repsonse guys!
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