<VV> Bouncing fuel gauge.

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 18:47:20 EDT 2010

Paul, If the guage showed full and empty when you tested the sending
unit out of the tank and when hitting the full and empty stops, then I would
look to see if the float rod is the same lenght as the original or if it is
bent differently.

And lastly, did you get the correct part number unit? Earlies and lates have
different resistence transmitters that might also emulate your
sensitive fuel guage readings.

Have you spoken to Clarks on the matter yet?

Mark Durham

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM, psergeant <paulsgt at earthlink.net> wrote:

> My story...
> 65 Monza Convertible (110/PG).  Fuel gauge quit working (went to "E"),
>  Went through all the trouble shooting including "EGAD"  (replaced the gauge
> in the dash) Still empty.  So, I ordered up Clarks new all stainless steel
> sending unit.  Emptied the tank and pulled the sender.  BTW I checked the
> old sender and it still worked fine...The float was full of fuel!  Anyway, I
> replaced with the new sending unit from Clarks.  Now, my gas gauge
> works...sort of.   Unless it's completely full, or the car is perfectly
> still for a period of time,  the gauge bounces around constantly.  it
> doesn't show completely "F" even when I fill till having gas run out the
> filler neck, and the lowest reading I get is about 1/4 even though the tank
> is probably down to 2 gallons.  Do I have two problems here?   (calibration
> and ???)
> Thoughts/comments/advice welcome.
> Sincerely,
> The Eternal Lurker
> Paul Sergeant
> 65 Monza Convertible (110/PG)
> 61 Pontiac Tempest Safari Wagon
> Coming soon...66 Corsa Coupe (140/4)
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