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Old 04-01-08, 10:49   #1
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changing gauge in gas tank?

hey fellas the gauge in the gas tank in my car seems to go up in larger increments instead of small ones, i noticed this as i was filling up with the boot up the other day. it also affects how the digital in car gauge shows the fuel level. I know this isnt normal as the gauges in other LPG cars ive owned act much more like a standard petrol gauge. how do i change the gauge in the tank?

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Old 04-01-08, 13:01   #2
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hey fellas the gauge in the gas tank in my car seems to go up in larger increments instead of small ones, i noticed this as i was filling up with the boot up the other day. it also affects how the digital in car gauge shows the fuel level. I know this isnt normal as the gauges in other LPG cars ive owned act much more like a standard petrol gauge. how do i change the gauge in the tank?

Job only for a qualified LPG fitter I think
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Old 04-01-08, 20:22   #3
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Dosen't seem like a major prob. I'd call the tanks manufacturer.
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well i fitted a new LPG/petrol switch as well as refitting the mixer, converter, all coolant hoses, safety switch, and gas lock off plus associated wiring on my car exactly how i removed them ages back when i first thought I'd run petrol only (damn prices). Done that a couple of months back and its still good, i was also told by law a LPG shop had to do this but when i was told it could get done for 200 i thought better do it myself in an hour. If i were to change the gauge i would empty the tank in a ventilated area and disconnect the battery for safety measures, just want to know how i go about it. Theres plenty of gauges i can get from a u-pull-it car yard
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Old 05-01-08, 13:36   #5
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this will give you an idea of what the valve looks like behind the tank. so ckinda looks like it wouldnt be a huge job. but obviously all the gas is gonna escape.
but do u really need to have a valve that reads correct on the tank when its always covered and the one in the cabin reads correct anyway?

http://www.apamfg.com.au/main_pages/valving_apa.html

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If i were to change the gauge i would empty the tank in a ventilated area and disconnect the battery for safety measures, just want to know how i go about it. Theres plenty of gauges i can get from a u-pull-it car yard
It's not a hard job, but better left to a pro. The last thing you want is to install a dodgy guage and have a leak, or get dirt/moisture into your tank. Make sure you have released all the vapour (not just the liquid) out of the tank before you have a crack at it

What's the test date on the tank? you have to get your tank re-tested every 10 years, so it might be coming up, in which case they will replace the guage when all the other valves are done.
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