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82 BRAT gas guage full??


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#1 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 12:48 AM

I put my brat partly back together tonight because of the issues my 87 is having.. it needs to be ready to take me to work at a moments notice. But tonight when I started it to make sure everything still worked (ive only put like 300 miles on it in 9 months) the fuel guage read full!

I had removed the battery a while ago and used it to move the 88 into the garage and then put it back in.. but anyway the brat SHOULD be near empty.

Since the last time I really drove it I yanked the bumper and stuff... do you think I loosened a wire while crawling around under there? Or is it more likely that I just need to fill it with gas and let the guage figure itsself out.

I'm hoping its the later, as the fuel guage really never was all that accurate since I only drive it once every 2-3 weeks.

#2 Hondasucks

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 02:17 AM

I am not 100% sure, but I think that when the wire going to the sending unit is grounded, the gauge should read full, and the sending unit on those is on theback of the tank (look underneath and you will see a round thing with like, 8 phillips head screws holding it on, with a wire coming out of it, that is the sending unit. Pull the wire off and ground it, gauge should read full, apply 12V and it should read empty. it MIGHT read the other way around (ground = empty) but I am not positve. Turn the key on and unplug the wire and see if the gauge changes posistion... That would help to isolate whether it's the wire or the sending unit...
Your tank could also somehow be full of water, if the tank is rusted out on top, which could be the case as much cancer as that thing has..

#3 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 02:38 AM

I think grounded should read full. I would check the wires to the sending unit...

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#4 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 01:30 PM

that makes sense... as I have been hacking away at the sheet metal here and there and I mighta nicked the wire... I'll have to crawl around under there and check

for now... im just putting gas in it every 200 miles :grin:

#5 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 01:34 PM

If it's in any kind of decent tune, you ought to get at least 300 miles to a tank, and still have about 2.5 gallons left (that's figureing 25 MPG). But I understand what your saying. I am getting about 28 MPG on my Brat right now... still trying to get it higher if I can.

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