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RE: Restored top bar in RID fuel gauge

Wow, people have been complaining about this for years.  Until now, I
don't think anyone has EVER managed to fix it.

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From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Soren S. Jorvang
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 7:45 AM
To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Restored top bar in RID fuel gauge


Since I had the tank open to replace the fuel filter anyway, I decided
to see if I could make the fuel gauge show all the way full rather than
missing the top one or two bars. I had previously tried cleaning the
wiring connectors for the tank and RID with no effect.

The potentiometer had a thin layer of black smudge mostly over the upper
part of the range (VDO in their wisdom made a full tank read as little
as 3 ohms :-/ ).

I gently wiped the potentiometer down with brake cleaner and now the RID
fuel gauge works like it is supposed to!

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