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Old 02-07-2002, 10:00 PM
Fimum Fit
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Isn't anyone else here old enough to remember

when German cars (and some others) came with guages on the dash which were marked in such a way as to reflect the logarithmic nature of the changes in the electrical current produced by the sending unit as the float lowers? My '60 Porsche 356 roadster and '66 911, and the Mercs of the same era, had the guage marked with the 1/2 mark way over towards the full side, to reflect the fact that the guage would fall faster through the second half of the tank because of the signal it was getting. In fact, I was really surprised when I noticed that the '85 300TD I recently acquired had the 1/2 mark only slightly to the right of the center. It goes against Nature -- or rather, electricity's nature.

Last edited by Fimum Fit; 02-08-2002 at 02:50 PM.
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