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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    United States
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    Searay
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    1992 18' Sea Ray
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    Outboard, 135 Mercury Black Max
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    1

    fuel gauge pegged to empty, need help!

    my fuel gauge was working fine and then somehow I left my key on for about a week or two and the gauge now pegs below empty when I turn the key on and power goes to the gauge. I am thinking maybe the sending unit needs to be replaced. has this happened to anyone before?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Canyon Lake, TX
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    Sea Ray
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    2011 390 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    Twin 496 Axius
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    24

    Re: fuel gauge pegged to empty, need help!

    I'm having the opposite problem. Mine starboard gauge pegs to full (wish it was at @4.95gal on the lake.) I found some info on the Teleflex website (I think sea ray gauges are made by Teleflex) which may help you troubleshoot. It could be a simple as a disconnected wire or bad connection in your case.

    http://www.teleflexmarine.com/suppor...strumentation/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
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    Sea Ray
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    '08 205 Sport
    Engine(s)
    Merc 5.0L TKS 220HP; Alpha One
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    186

    Re: fuel gauge pegged to empty, need help!

    Teleflex (gauge division) was purchased by VeeThree Instruments.

    They're very helpful, as most ex-Teleflex folks moved with the sale.

    (edit) Oh, and check your wiring. Sounds like there's a break in your sending wire to make it go pegged empty, IIRC.

    www.v3instruments.com
    Last edited by WazzuCMGrad; 06-14-2012 at 04:23 PM. Reason: More helpful info added...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio River
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    Sea Ray
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    1989 340 Sedan Bridge, Raymarine Radar
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    454 Mercruisers
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    118

    Re: fuel gauge pegged to empty, need help!

    You may have killed the sending unit, the varitable resistor. May have to pull it out and check with a VOM to make sure if it works or not, if all else fails.

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