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Re: eagle fuel gauge and sender
Tue May 19, 2020 7:14 pm


Yeah on this bus I'm not surprised, not much original apparently.... :?

Sorry for not much help, somehow I thought there was more information on top of the gauge. :oops:
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Re: eagle fuel gauge and sender
Sat May 30, 2020 1:08 pm


Why would you want the low alarm to sound at 22 gal?
It would make better sense to me to have it sound around 40.
In my 05 you run out around 22 gal.
I'd go ahead and use the shorter sender and enjoy the little cushion that provides.
A little shorter pickup tube helps keep things happy.
Longer tubes can pickup debris from the bottom of the tank.
A good rule of thumb, IMO, is to always operate in the top half of the tank.
Running out of fuel is no fun. The least problem is to refill the filters.
You do not want to have to reprime the injectors.
It would happen at night in driving rain or snow and no help available.
If like mine the bedroom must be removed to gain access to top of engine.
Wife very unhappy.
400 or 500 miles between fuel stops keeps everyone happy.
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Re: eagle fuel gauge and sender
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:56 pm


Ok, I got all this done the way I want it. I cleaned up my OEM sender and reinstalled it. It registered about 1/4 tank with 36 gallons in it. I bought a float switch from Liquidlevel.com, a 1/4" stainless pipe nipple, a 1/4x1/8 stainless NPT reducer coupling, and a 3/4x1/4 brass bushing. These are all the parts.

My tank had a plugged 3/4" threaded hole in the top where I installed this switch.
I cut the pipe at 24" which when all together put the float trigger about 8" off the floor. The switch closes with 35-36 gallons of fuel left in the tank. That's plenty to get me to the next stop.

I put it all in, tested it in the shop. I added 2 gallons and it went out. I drove it about 13-14 miles and boom, it came on :P Nice.

I think I spent around $47 for all the parts.
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