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Re: Restored top bar in RID fuel gauge

I usually run a can of Techron cleaner through the last tank before an 
oil change about once a year.  In addition to keeping the injectors 
clean, it also seems to help clean the gauge sender as I don't have a 
problem with the top bar lighting on a full tank... much easier than 
pulling the sender to clean it.

Davis Eichelberger
'96 R1100RT

Minor, Bob wrote:

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