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Old 09-07-2007, 11:28 PM
Chocolate Benz Chocolate Benz is offline
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Lagging fuel guage

cayman 73,

Most likely the guage problem is caused by an accumulation of diesel fuel residue on the sender slider. The sender is a long tube that is affixed vertically in the tank and the slider moves up and down with the fuel level. The tube can be taken apart and the crud cleaned off. I think there is a DIY thread on the subject. And after all the empty end of the guage is the most important. When you have filled the tank you know it's full.
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