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    AK tank and fuel sender

    I’m just about to fit my fuel sender. It’s the lever and float type affair from caerbont. There’s a table that tells you the arm length required for the measured tank depth. Thing is the table only goes down to 203mm depth and the AK tank is only 190 mm deep. Anyone else come across this??

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    Not sure if you have done this or not but usually the arm is too long so you bend it into an "S" shape so that it will sweep the full range of the sensor and the float will accurately go from full to empty at either extreme of it's travel. Hope that makes sense
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    Ahh I’m with it now.. I can just draw it out on a bit of paper to get the length spot on.

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    I just kept bending and bending until it just about fit.. so my sender now looks like a wiggly worm! Complicated by the baffling in the Dax tank (don't know if the AK tank is the same) which meant the maximum "width" of my wiggles was limited..
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    Agreed but suggest the arm stops a little way from the bottom of the tank. Allows a bit of leeway when running short of fuel!

    Quote Originally Posted by incey1966 View Post
    Ahh I’m with it now.. I can just draw it out on a bit of paper to get the length spot on.
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    As Charlie says, make sure it stops just short of the bottom (and just short of the top too).
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    I wouldn't bother with them. About the only useful fuel sender is a vdo type unit linked to a gauge wizard

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    Quote Originally Posted by alunwill View Post
    I wouldn't bother with them. About the only useful fuel sender is a vdo type unit linked to a gauge wizard
    Got that setup on mine but just cant get it to work propperly. The first vdo sender was faulty but the replacement isn't much better. Going back ti a float on an arm to check if its the sender or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TINKA View Post
    Got that setup on mine but just cant get it to work propperly. The first vdo sender was faulty but the replacement isn't much better. Going back ti a float on an arm to check if its the sender or not.

    Hi Martin,
    Amongst other jobs, I am currently in the process of fitting a Spyder wizard module to my AK , and to help calibrate it correctly ,as you have done this already ,could you tell me exactly how much fuel the AK tank holds please.

    BTW, your inbox is full ,

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    I fitted the wizard last year, gauge is spot on now. I now know 1/4 is 3.5 gallons and time to think about a petrol station

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