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    The gas gauge on my Land Cruiser showed empty so I hurried to the gas station. However, could only put in about 3 gallons. Just flat wouldn't take more. Then it showed about 3/4 full. Does this sound like a problem with the sender or the gauge? TIA.

    John

  • #2
    Could be both.....if it is the original sender....could be that the
    shellac that was used to cover the cork float has been worn away, by
    our "modern gas" to make the float "unfloatable". By changing the
    sending unit 1st, would be a good starting point. But "Murphy's Law"
    may/could also be present.....

    glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ

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    • #3
      If it is the cork float, here's how one SDCer replaced it with a readily available brass float.
      http://www.gudim.com/ReplacingCorkFloats.html

      BShaw,Webmaster

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      • #4
        Thanx, guys. The instructions in the link are pretty simple. I thot I had an old sending unit lying around somewhere and could use the floar but can't find it. Looks like it's a trip to the F*rd place.

        I was afraid the rheostat wire had worn out but it probably IS just the float.

        John

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        • #5
          Another way to recoat your cork float is to use a gas tank sealer, such as the one from POR-15. I had bought a quart of it before removing my gas tank, but discovered the tank is pristine clean inside. So, I decided to recoat the cork float with it. After all, if that gas tank sealer is impervious to alcohol and such, it should protect the float, too.

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          Paul Simpson
          "DilloCrafter"

          1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
          The Red-Headed Amazon
          Deep in the heart of Texas

          Paul Simpson
          "DilloCrafter"

          1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
          The Red-Headed Amazon
          Deep in the heart of Texas

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