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Sending Unit for DET MAR Fuel Gage

The fuel sending unit on my sailboat has gone bad. I have DET MAR instruments (1981) but unfortunately the company is out of business.

Does anyone know if DET MAR requires 90 or 240 ohms sending units?

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Tony
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Sending Unit for DET MAR Fuel Gage

Tony:
Fuel Senders are usually:
(US)240 Ohm Empty, 103 Mid, & 33.5 Full
or
(Euro'') 10 Ohm Empty, 95 Mid, & 180 Full
Try a 10 - 30 Ohm resistor (Radio Shack?) - if it reads LOW it''s Euro; or if HIGH it''s US.
Connect resistor accross Instrument Ground and "S" or "2"(or sometimes "G") terminal which should have Pink Sender Wire.
Good Luck
Gord
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Sending Unit for DET MAR Fuel Gage

According to "VDO" the Detmar Fuel Sender (Level Switch) is 240 - 33 Ohm,
VDO Part #226 007, which includes installation kit #226 451 (2 1/8" flange, gasket, & misc. mtg. hardware).
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Sending Unit for DET MAR Fuel Gage

consider replacing the sending unit with a wema sensor. They are inexpensive, easy to install and incredibly durable...www.wemausa.com
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