Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Long Island NY
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fuel gauge -- any suggestions?
My 1980 Pearson 32 has a mechanical fuel gauge at the top of the metal tank which is meant to be viewed through a port in the cockpit sole. The port is not optically clear, but the problem is deeper than that -- I cannot read the gauge even when I peer into the engine compartment aided by a bright light and an inspection mirror. I can see the needle but the markings are all worn off.
At the moment my fuel management system consists of topping off, recording the engine hours, and remembering to top off before too many hours have gone by.
I would like to replace this gauge this winter, probably with an electrical version. I have done some looking at suppliers on the web, but I don't find much which is claimed to be usable with diesel fuel. [I am not sure why some gauges are rated for gasoline only.]
Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement system?
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