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lamasue
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fuel gauge

Postby lamasue » Mon May 19, 2014 3:32 pm



my fuel gauge works 90% of the time i looked for loose wires there were none then i pulled out the fuel pump it looked very tarnished put that back in and gauge read correct ,do you think fuel additives have tarnished the reostat on the pump could i clean this with acetone i have a 2000 se 1500 with 22000 miles so i think bike sat a while



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Re: fuel gauge

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 20, 2014 8:41 am

lamasue wrote:my fuel gauge works 90% of the time i looked for loose wires there were none then i pulled out the fuel pump it looked very tarnished put that back in and gauge read correct ,do you think fuel additives have tarnished the reostat on the pump could i clean this with acetone i have a 2000 se 1500 with 22000 miles so i think bike sat a while


It's certainly possible, and it isn't going to hurt anything to remove the fuel gum deposits on the fuel sender resistor windings - just be careful not to damage the windings themselves (i.e. no scrubbing). It will either work or it won't.

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Re: fuel gauge

Postby lamasue » Tue May 20, 2014 1:46 pm

if i disconect wires at top of pump does the whole thing come out as one unit

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Re: fuel gauge

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 20, 2014 2:23 pm

lamasue wrote:if i disconect wires at top of pump does the whole thing come out as one unit


Yes - disconnect the wires, remove the nuts, and pull it partially out. You will then need to disconnect a return hose that is fastened to the unit on the inside, after which you can pull the whole assembly out. That assembly contains the fuel pump and low fuel sensor. The level sensor and float is accessed separately.

Make sure you have used up at least the majority of the fuel in the tank, or it will flow out when you remove the access panels!

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Re: fuel gauge

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 20, 2014 4:05 pm

My fuel level sending unit is bolted to the left side of the tank...
My pump coming out of the top just has the pump and level sensor on it....

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