Re: Flickering Fuel Gauge

Posted by Packard Newbie on 2021/6/14 18:41:47
Hi Buster,

Thanks for weighing in on this. I am still in the 'evaluation stage' of this problem with my car. As stated in my previous post, (I think) my new sender unit has a definite damper on the float to eliminate 'slosh-readings' on the gauge, and the flicker I'm getting is too erratic to be that anyway. Then when I filled the car right up, the gauge correctly reads 'full' with no flicker. As I have driven the car little since, I still have no real 'results' for how it will behave as the needle descends towards 'empty'. Howard (HH56) had stated that if the windings on the little coil of the sending unit don't have even contact with the 'wiper' of the sending arm, then that can cause flicker in one spot. If my gauge is more or less reliable until I get down to say 1/8th to a 1/4 of a tank, I will probably just live with it. I do have a spare gauge and if it DOES 'twitch' overly as it goes down, I may try switching that out, but I sure don't relish the task of re-dropping the tank and messing with the sending unit again, as that is quite a task. I too, will report back, once I have more info. Chris.

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