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by Nocky
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Just to add, when I say soldering iron all around the seam, I mean on the float vessel (It’s plastic) so I’ll melt the seam slightly then test in a bucket for a few days / weeks to see if it still floats with no fluid leaking inside
by Nocky
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

I’m going to try using a soldering iron on the old one when the new one arrives, and melt the seam so I know it’s truly sealed (Do that then submerge in a bucket for a few weeks) I suspect even the new one will also develop the same fault as it’s likely a fault caused by the manufacturing process s...
by Nocky
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

I’m going to try using a soldering iron on the old one when the new one arrives, and melt the seam so I know it’s truly sealed (Do that then submerge in a bucket for a few weeks) I suspect even the new one will also develop the same fault as it’s likely a fault caused by the manufacturing process so...
by Nocky
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Maybe it's being caused by the flat battery (or serious volt drop) 11.93v is rubbish. Did you remove the sender wire off the tank and put it direct to earth? What happened with the gauge? IMHO the gauge always needs a dedicated earth cable. The tank should also always have an earth cable from a bol...
by Nocky
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

I'd agree that a bad ground is most likely the problem. My gauge is in a bracket mounted below the dash and doesn't have a great ground. Occasionally the gauge will either read nothing or the needle will jump like a dying fish. That tells me when I need to clean the ground. But if the ground isn't ...
by Nocky
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200702/a314feabc5b3ecafb27e681467686c3a.jpg The fuel gauge circuit is quite simple! Most electrical problems are bad earth connections. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks Steve, but I’ve already added 2 new earths (One from sender bolt to body & one from re...
by Nocky
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Voltage readings from gauge with ignition on (Looking at pic 2 above - view from back of gauge) Left most connection with green / black wire 4.73 volts Middle connection black wire 0 volts Right most connection green wire 11.93 volts To ensure a good earth at the tank, I connected a new earth wire f...
by Nocky
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Depending on how rotten the front was, the loom passes through that area. Hi Jim, so, I took the fuel sender out of the tank to check the float was free, it looks new and the float moves up and down in the cylinder freely. I then earthed the lead that goes to the top of the sender and the gauge goe...
by Nocky
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

You've not said what bodywork was done? They could of burnt the loom out when welding. Or not put items back in. Take the cable off the sender and put it direct to earth. The gauge should read full. If it does, you know the gauge and cable is fine. Tank should have an earth. Ah sorry, I had new fro...
by Nocky
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Massive anti climax
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Massive anti climax

Have a servo fitted and adjust your drums etc. see what you think. You might not need discs, the servo is more important than the discs. You can always add discs later. Mine was OK with drums all round and no servo. If they are adjusted up correctly they are OK. My steering was sloppy, there was no...
by Nocky
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Fuel gauge reading zero ish after long period off road

Hi all, I realise there have been many many posts about this topic, and I swear I’ve read them all, but none really fits my problem. Before my bus went in for body work, the fuel gauge worked (To a fashion) the old 3/4 full when fully full, but no drama there, I can live with that, however, since ge...
by Nocky
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Massive anti climax
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Re: Massive anti climax

The 71 early bay is not a million miles from your split. Everything that has been fixed and set up properly on that bay can be done to your split and it will be just as good. There is an added bonus. As I was driving home this afternoon a bloke whipped his phone out to film me pulling away from the...
by Nocky
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Massive anti climax
Replies: 11
Views: 1177

Massive anti climax

So, yesterday, I helped a new buddy out as he found a bus he fancied in Scotland, but the transport company let him down, so I agreed to drive up with him and if he liked it, I’d drive it back assuming the purchase was successful. All went well, and we got home safe at 2am this morning. It was a 71 ...
by Nocky
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Magazine
Topic: Looking for previous SSS mags & binders
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Looking for previous SSS mags & binders

Huw wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:41 am
E mailed you
Replied, eagerly awaiting the price !
by Nocky
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: 123ignition tune+ BULK BUY
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: 123ignition tune+ BULK BUY

Dang..... oh well, count me in for the next time please, I’m in no rush as I’m moving from a progressive carb to twins in the future.... then I’ll be in a rush lol They're now available through the website. Cheers Jim, I’ll take a look, but I think I’m going to bring my bus down to you in the futur...