Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
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Stuck Fuel Guage
Problem: The guage for my diesel tank seems to be stuck on full. When powered off, the guage drops to 'empty' but when turned on, pegs out on 'full' even though I know there's less than a full tank. I've found what I believe to be the guage on the top of the tank (a plate screwed on with calking around it and wire leads). I know it sounds like I'm a simpleton, but does introducing air into the fuel tank cause any problems? I wouldn't think so but the last thing I want to do is break something with my tinkering.
Question: What landmines are involved if I simply remove the calking, unscrew the plate and pull the guage to see if it can be unstuck?
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