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Fuel gauge
Written by alfr4d on 8/1/2010 at 10:33 pm

For a few months I warned against the dangers of removing the sensor from the
tank and told that adjusting the fuel gauge could also be performed by soldering
a resistor of 330 Ohm, from an old radio or bought for only one or two dime in
the shop, over the plug of the sensor near the tank or over the meter behind the
instrument panel. The electrical plug above the sensor is by far most easy to
reach. Connect it, wherever you can, parallel to the wires, shorting them out.
The resistor would have to come with the color code Orange - Orange - Brown,
with Gold or Silver for the tolerance. The resistor must be a 0,25 Watt minimum
and can also be the physically bigger 1/2, 1 or 2 Watt. Do not forget to try it
out first and notice the difference. With thanks to the Dutch PC800 forum.

Surprisingly many owners want to do the fuel sensor tweak. Please write a review
when you do it this way or have any ideas on the electrical approach. It will be
much saver avoiding possible gas spill and leakage. Alfred

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