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Calboater posted 07-03-2003 12:01 AM ET (US)   Profile for Calboater   Send Email to Calboater  
has anyone had experience fixing the under deck fuel gauge mounted on the built in fuel tank on an 18' outrage? My needle points straight down so it's obviously not working. Thanks.
tomroe posted 07-03-2003 08:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for tomroe  Send Email to tomroe     
If it's like mine in my V-20 Outrage, it is a mechanical sender with the gauge on top. Mine went bad as well and I replaced the gauge which fixed it. I bought two (who knows why) and as I am replacing the whole thing with a sending unit and gauge on the dash, I have no need for it. If you e-mail me your address, I would be glad to send you the extra one if you want to try that first.
Jamie 20 outrage posted 07-03-2003 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jamie 20 outrage  Send Email to Jamie 20 outrage     
Tomroe, you wouldn't by chance know what the tank depth is, would you? thanks
tomroe posted 07-03-2003 12:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for tomroe  Send Email to tomroe     
Jamie - No I don't, but will measure it when I pull the old sender this weekend. I think I have a 63 gal tank.
jimh posted 07-03-2003 08:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
In the OEM forum very recently an article was posted which included information on where to obtain inexpensive replacement gauges. The dial indicator is mechanically linked to a float in the tank. Perhaps you problem is simply that this linkage has separated. It may be possible to rejoin the linkage without much trouble. You'll have to investigate.

tomroe posted 07-03-2003 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for tomroe  Send Email to tomroe     
Not sure about the newer ones, on mine the gauge is a separate unit that just sits on top of the sender. It is held in place with two screws and appears to be magnetically operated. The gauge was inexpensive though, only about ten dollars.
JohnNorthEast posted 07-05-2003 01:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnNorthEast  Send Email to JohnNorthEast     
Hey Tomroe, If you still have the fuel gauge, and Calboater isn't interested, I would be.

John

tomroe posted 07-13-2003 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for tomroe  Send Email to tomroe     
Jamie - The depth of the fuel tank is 7" +/- 1/4" at the front where the fuel gauge is. Hope this helps.

Tom

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