[MR2] What happened to my fuel gauge?
kohartb at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 24 19:49:36 EST 2011
So the low fuel light will still work? That's better than nothing. Maybe the float arm will work itself free after some time of sitting with fuel in the tank. I forgot to mention this is a MKII.
From: bsdavies at q.com
To: kohartb at alumni.clemson.edu; mr2 at mr2.com
Subject: RE: [MR2] What happened to my fuel gauge?
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 17:22:33 -0700
Almost certainly the float arm on the pump has stuck in the bottom position. The low fuel warning is not part of the arm. It is a strange circuit which uses a temperature sensor to figure out if it is submerged in fuel or not. You could try adding some Seafoam to the fuel. It is excellent at dissolving oil and fuel deposits. If that doesnt work, the only solution is to drop the tank to remove the fuel pump assembly. It is a real PITA.
We resolved next time we have to do this we are going to cut an access panel in the tunnel between the seats!
On all 5 of our MK1s, there is not a single fuel gauge I trust anyway. We just fill them up when they have done 240 miles or so
> From: kohartb at hotmail.com
> To: mr2 at mr2.com
> Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:15:24 -0500
> Subject: [MR2] What happened to my fuel gauge?
> I drained my tank via the pump a couple of months ago, and everything was working fine. I filled it back up yesterday and the fuel gauge didn't budge. It shows zero fuel. Oddly, the low fuel light is not on either. Does anyone have a clue where I might look first? If it involves dropping the tank, I might just live with it.
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