[T2] Has gauge

Dave Gillingham dave at coronado-realty.com
Mon Dec 2 14:28:30 MST 2013


I thought I would comment on your post.  A number of years ago I replaced the sending unit in my 73 panel van with new.  It never worked.  After a couple of years of putting up with no gas gage, and at least two experiences with roadside service, I decided to investigate.  By removing the carbs from my engine I was able to access the gas tank and pull the sending unit.  I had planned to replace it with another unit, but I noticed a label on the side (that had survived at least two years of fuel immersion).  It was in a language I didn't recognize so I Googled it.  Turns out it said "remove before installation" in Portuguese! The label secured a pin that kept the float from moving during shipment.  Once removed the sending unit worked fine!

Dave Gillingham, Owner/Broker
Coronado Island Realty
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On Nov 30, 2013, at 6:15 PM, Michael Howe <dedhammike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Does the engine need to be running for the gas gauge to work on a 73 bus?
> Have engine out and replaced tank and new sending unit.  With key on and
> one terminal grounded and the other hooked up, should the gauge register
> when moving the float up and down or does the engine have to be running?
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