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460 1990 fuel gauge problem

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460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by arnaud » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:03 am

Hi experts.. The misses got stranded because the fuel gauge was not yet on reserve (didn't start blinking) but fuel tank was dry all the same!
is there something i can do about it?
Can i reach the fuel gauge measure thingy eassily?
Best regards
Arnaud
Netherlands



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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by billofdurham » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:48 am

fuel gauge measure thingy
A graphic description. :)

It is easy to do:
460 tank sender unit.pdf
You will see the unit is held in place by a large, knurled ring. This can be removed using a special tool or a large, adjustable wrench or a piece of wood tapped gently with a hammer.

When you have the unit out you can test it with an ohmmeter. Resistances are:
Full tank 35-40 ohms.
Half full 76-82 ohms.
Empty 276-290 ohms.

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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by arnaud » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:37 am

and then replace it?
it seems to work but keeps hanging just above reserve..
can the trouble also be in the dashboard?



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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by billofdurham » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:06 am

My first thought was a bulb out in the reserve light on the dash, but it isn't often used so, in theory, should have a long life. It could be dead.

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1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by arnaud » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:11 am

Hi,
It is the needle for the gauge which doesn't go below the reserve(red) area..



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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by billofdurham » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:05 pm

Sorry, I am used to reserve lights.

Fuel gauges do develop faults, but only rarely. Is the float arm on the sender unit going all the way down? They have been known to stick.

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1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
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1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by arnaud » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:56 am

That's something what can be fixed easily!
can one reach it from the outside?? (below the rear seats??)



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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by billofdurham » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:23 pm

It is in the attachment in my first reply.

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1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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Re: 460 1990 fuel gauge problem

Post by arnaud » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:34 am

Ah, thanks.. i have to fiddle with my computer first to open it..
It will work out in time...



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