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Unread 08-15-2013, 04:26 AM   #16
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Like the title from the old tv show 8 might be plenty. Thought about it at work today, having a 'glass body, would it be a good idea to have a separate ground wire on the dash panel? Maybe I'll run a wire anyway after all it won't hurt will it? If not that means I get to drop the tank again. An old factory saying is coming to my head now. "We do it nice we do it twice" Thoughts?
it's like the 55 MPH speed limit. It's not only a good idea, It's the law....


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Unread 08-15-2013, 04:28 AM   #17
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After a separate ground wire from the tank to the cross member[ flapwheeled to bare metal] and secured tightly still not reading.Further inspection of the wires to the gauge revealed to me that the pink and red wire got put on the wrong terminals. Doing that with a dim light [cause thats all i had]in the drop light. Tonight i used a led flashlight and made this awesome discovery. What kind of ultra fantastic damage have I done now? Quickly approaching the screwit mode.
50-50 chance it might recover.

You could of burnt up your gauges AND sensors.

Just do a resistance test again and see how they fared.
If they are OK chances are they will recover.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 05:19 AM   #18
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Ok John. Clue me on the resistance test as I'm not sure what you mean.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 10:34 AM   #19
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its outlined in one of the links in my signature.

there are some resistance test you can do on the gauge and some you do on the sending unit.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #20
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Oh yeah those links. With 3" in the tank, yeah I measured, approximately where should the gauge indicate approximately?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #21
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Tonight I decided to verify that the gas gauge really does work before i re install the tank again. ran a jumper ground from the battery to the ground on the the tank. Ok. Put the test light on the S terminal and the gauge works. Take the test light off the terminal and it doesn't work. I'm confused now. A stupid easy fix or something I can't see. Some help is needed here please. TIA.
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