Long range fuel gauge problem

Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 17:11
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Hi All I recently had a 180litre loneranger tank fitted to my 100 cruiser (2004,IFS,TD). The gauge is always reading empty even thou its full with 180litres!!! The 4x4 company whom fitted it are talking to lone ranger but there have told me its got something to do with the main tank being full as well as the sub in that it when this is the case it cant transfer fuel over so there fore reads empty!! This sounds a little strange but i will try a few senarios and see if thats makes a difference. Has anyone else had a similar issue?

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Reply By: snoopyone - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 17:33

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 17:33
Sounds like its not connected as a 100ser TD only runs off the tank you have it switched to.

If you want to run off the Reserve you have to press the button. Well I do on mine.

It doesnt transfer fuel from one tank to the other like a Patrol does.

When you get it going it may read full till it gets down a fair bit.

The Longranger will be where the reserve tank was I guess and so you would have to press the reserve button to read it

I had one in a Patrol and it read full from 145 down to about 80 as it would in a standard tank.

MIght pay you to read the thread about towball weights and payloads in a 100 ser especially if you intend towing with it.
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 17:35

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 17:35
There is no transfer.

When the sub tank is selected, that's the fuel the motor is drawing from, that's what the gauge is reading.

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Follow Up By: Member - Noel C (NSW) - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 20:54

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 20:54
Yes thats what i thought but they disagreed with me. The gauge also worked on the first full tank.

Dont figure
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Reply By: toohey - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 17:55

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 17:55
giday noel
the sender unit needs to be turned to 1/4 or 1/2 position from original position.
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Follow Up By: snoopyone - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 22:07

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 22:07
Yep could be that Turn it around a bit as mine used to stick in the Longranger tank and had to be bent to work properly
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 21:02

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 21:02
If it;s like mine will work in a few weeks for awhile then go on holidays presume the lighted bar type( bloody useless).
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 09:40

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 09:40
I have the same vehicle and tank. The gauge sender is normally taken out of the original sub tank and has the be modified to work properly. The arm has to be cut and bent and if it was not positioned at the right angle it will not work. I fitted mine and spent quite a bit of time getting it right.

I have heard several people who had them fitted complain that theirs work poorly or not at all.

As said the cruiser system does not do a transfer between tanks. It draws from whichever tank is selected.

I think I would be having a frank talk with whoever installed it. It was not done right or the sender was damaged. Before having the tank removed check the wiring to the gauge and sender unit. Did they squash the wire to the sender when mounting the tank? Would be easy to do if they were not careful.

Frustrating when people just try to make excuses. A careful check by someone who is familiar with the tank/system should solve it quickly.

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