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PostSubject: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:31 am

Has anyone attempted to bench test a fuel tank sending unit? I have 2 originals and one reproduction. I'm curious to see just how accurate a reproduction is. I'd like to give this a try. Anyone have an idea as to how to go about it? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:46 am

They operate in Ohms. 15-210, I think.  Hookup between ground and positive in ohms mode 0-300. You should see meter adjust with swing of Rheostat.  Marc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-58-59-Chrysler-Mopar-Fuel-Tank-5-16-Sending-Unit-15-210-ohm-gas-sender-/322014540800

http://www.classiccarautoparts.com/gastank_sending_units.html

http://www.summitracing.com/expertadviceandnews/professoroverdrive/answer/3679

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:49 am

What I want to do is wire them up to an actual factory fuel gauge Marc. I want to replicate the wiring in the vehicle. Theres only one connection at the sending unit so I'm a but confused as to how to wire to the gauge.

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:40 pm

Does this help? Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:45 pm

I found another one. This one may be more of what you're after Wayne, cause in the video it shows how to wire it up bench testing as if it were connected up in the car, showing the fuel gauge etc., and its for a Mopar too. Hope it helps.  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:11 pm

Phenominal Jackie. That second video is the ticket! Thank you! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:13 pm

I just had the sending unit out of my 68 Fury. I tested it right in the trunk as the wire that goes to the gauge was right there. Plugged that wire onto the sending unit stud...used an alligator clip to ground it...Had my wife sit in the car and watch the gauge...I slowly raised the float by hand up and slowly moved it down. Gauge followed what I did. Worked fine! I guess you could get a little more technical by mounting it to the side of an open container like an oil drain pan and then pour water in to raise the float etc etc..

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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:50 pm

Bloodhound1958 wrote:
Phenominal Jackie. That second video is the ticket! Thank you! Smile

You're very welcome Wayne. I'm always happy to try to help when I can. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bench Testing A Fuel Tank Sending Unit   Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:14 pm

Very good video! What I find interesting is how re pop stuff isn't really calibrated correctly. Sounds like they just get it close. I would bet most people rarely check these things. instead just throw it in the tank and go! Excellent info! Smile



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