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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 1st, 02, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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I just replaced my fuel sending unit in the gas tank with a new one from Classic Camaro's. It appears to be the correct sending unit.

The gauge is working now but it bounces around. As the fuel sloshes in the tank the gauge reacts. I would assume that there should be some sort of dampening affect on the gauge.

Any thoughts on the problem?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 2nd, 02, 02:06 PM
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There is a damping feature, but it's built into the pivot movement in the gauge itself; the float arm on the sender isn't damped.

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Yeah, no kidding.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 02, 09:49 AM
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any thoughts on installing a capacitor inline... A friend of mine suggested that to me once with an autometer fuel gauge that swung all over the place.

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