Tagged: fuel guage
Starboard guage not reading (red light on) and smart craft shows 0%. Redid the butt connectors of wiring on top of tank, but still no dice.
So next step I suppose is to pull sending unit and check guage response with manual movement of float. How difficult is it to remove and will a new gasket be needed if it seems good? Parts store shows only “Mueller” type sensor available. Is that the right one (33 gal version) for this model Pardon my ignorance, but this photo is the sending unit, right?
The sending units are a WEMA a style unit and they are individually sized for each tanks dimensions. You would be better served to get the actual sender from Parts.
BCB, Thats what I was referring to, BCB Parts store on your website shows only “Moeller” style….. No other option under “fuel” accessories.
I have had issues with the fuel gauges on my 2017 Cougar. I was lucky, in that I was able to run down the causes with a multimeter. My problems were intermittent, sometimes the gauge worked, sometimes it didn’t. I wound up manually connecting everything together with solder, shrink tubing over the top, etc. to make it all watertight. That was 3 years ago and knock-on wood, they are still going strong. I would use a meter to make sure you have current and a circuit. Another way to pinpoint it would be to pull the butt connections on both tanks, and since the other tank works run a jumper from those wires to the other tank and then see if that side (per the smart craft and manual gauge is still working). If the gauges still work accurately then you know it is the wiring going to the sender on that side has a break in it somewhere. Electrical gremlins are sometimes a pain.
Since these have a trash 5 volt feed, and no actual power in the sending unit, then connections are not a frequent issue.
The Moeller style sending unit is the WEMA style and Moeller has their own version. We believe that sending unit will get you there. We will verify with Parts on the labeling also.
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