Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Tanks Inc, Fuel float issue.
Hey guys, recently bought a Tanks, Inc. fuel tank kit (with electric pump, fuel level sending unit) for my EFI project. The pump seems to run fine, however the fuel gauge sender seems to be acting funny. See if you can keep up...
When the float on the unit is physically at the 'Full' position, fuel gauge reads at "super full" (needle swings over on top of the 'Generator' light, all the way to the right, at 3 o'clock position)
When float is at 'Half full' position, fuel gauge reads "Full"
When float is at the 'Empty' position, fuel gauge reads back to "super full"
I've seen a few people have stated they need some adjustments, so I played around with the float rod length, having it extend out the opposite side instead, or maybe I had some wires crossed, installed the float resistor backwards/upside down, so I double checked everything, even though I hadn't changed anything other than the tank itself. Everything was installed the way the instructions said. Nothing up in the dash has been touched/changed. Grounds are all good, and it's just the one wire from the sending unit (other than ground wire). It's almost as if the floater resistor was designed sideways. I have not yet reached out to Tanks, Inc yet, as they don't seem to have a support email, and I'm not at the car until after work, of which then they are closed for the day. Do they have a Rep floating in the forums somewhere here?
I'll try digging around on here more for any more info, as well as Google, but figured someone on here probably has the same kit, possibly some advice/troubleshooting ideas. I have photos if anyone needs a visual.
Car is a '69 Chevelle, 307. Dashboard instruments are stock. Wiring harness is an American Autowire kit.
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