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Old 12-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #1
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Question GAS GAUGE / FUEL TANK QUESTION - P-30 Chassis

Fellow Alumilovers,
The GAS GUAGE on my '84 Excella 270 /P-30 GM Chassis is kaput. It perpetually shows "Empty" and the "Low Fuel" light is on as well. My guess as to the most likely culpret is a bad sending unit. [Though I will check the wires before the tank is dropped!]

The gas tank is a 60 gallon and I can find only replacement senders for 40 gallon tanks.

Now, I'm gonna GUESS that the 60g tank is the same as the 40g, only LONGER. Therefore a sender for a 40 would work in a 60.

Also the listing my parts guy found for the 40g tank sender shows one for the 30-P chassis WITHOUT FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING, but none WITH AIR. What could the differece possibly be between air conditioning or NOT at the gas tank?

Your constructiive advise is keenly sought!
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I suggest you give these guys a call before you drop the tank. They know the Teleflex gauges, can tell you what is required, and have parts available if you can't find a local source
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I suggest you give these guys a call before you drop the tank. They know the Teleflex gauges, can tell you what is required, and have parts available if you can't find a local source
Ummmm.........
Which guys would that be, Guy99?
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Which guys would that be, Guy99?
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I think the sender wire is the problem, since the gauge shows perpetually full if it shorts out enroute to the dash.

Merry Christmas to both of you newly-discovered hams!

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