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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:02 pm    Post subject: Foil is done. Can i make fuel gauge work temporarily? Reply with quote

Well, foil is definitely done for. Going on a trip next week and my gas gauge doesnt work. (my scan gauge on the bostig gives me coolant or head temp so i am good there) I was wondering if there is a temporary work around to get signal to gas gauge for the trip?

Gowesty has a solution, but i cant order until i get back. Let me know.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the tripometer Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 VDC soldering iron
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

17 mpg x 14 gallons = 238 miles = time to fill 'er up!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, my cluster is useless. Speedo is off due to 215/65 16 wheels, odometer doesn't work, cool doesn't work, lights don't work and now gauges are out. I will try some solder, but it looks like this at the moment.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WandS wrote:
Well, my cluster is useless. Speedo is off due to 215/65 16 wheels, odometer doesn't work, cool doesn't work, lights don't work and now gauges are out. I will try some solder, but it looks like this at the moment.

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Get some brake cleaner and spray the area, some medium sandpaper to rough up the base under the loose copper strips and clean the bottom side of each one and glue them back down.
What have you got to loose if you don't try?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to give it a shot tomorrow. Absolutely nothing to lose.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WandS wrote:
Going to give it a shot tomorrow. Absolutely nothing to lose.


Let us know if it works!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleaned and glued the best I could. Letting it dry and trying it tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good, hoping for the best. As long as you have bare metal on the topside it should work.
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