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Seafoam=fixed gas gauge


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#1 Zebisko

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:24 PM

I put some seafoam in with this tank of gas, and while driving to the parts store, I notice my gas needle rising! Seafoam gets a +1.:grin:

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:32 PM

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I have no idea how seafoam could possibly do that.. I kinda thought that the sender unit was sealed to some extent and did not get fuel inside of the electronic parts.:-\

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:43 PM

I'm just assuming the float was stuck, or something.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:11 PM

I'm just assuming the float was stuck, or something.

Thats what I would think. Your float was gummend up and the seafoam un gunked it. If I was you after you run this tank of fuel i would change fuel filters.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:17 PM

Yea i second that. If there was enough junk in your tank to gum up your sending unit and you used seafoam now that junk is in your filters. Change em out at somepoint soon.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:26 PM

seafoam is awesome. i use it in all my older vw's and my subaru GL. :)

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:07 PM

OK how to be scared in one easy lesson :)

The fuel sender is NOT a sealed unit. It is basically a rheostat with with a float attached to the wiper arm.. Over the years the sender can get a film on it. Also if there is too much sulfur in the fuel (a rare but common way to fill a fuel gauge) it will foul the circuit. The seafoam cleaned the rheostat.

Oh and dont worry, the car wont blow up. The tank is sealed and without oxygen the gas wont blow up.


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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:01 PM

Yeah, my car was stored for about a year before I bought it, so I was planning on doing fuel filters anyway. Thanks, though, I sometimes neglect to realize to do such simple things as that. Purolator is a good brand, right?

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:15 PM

OK how to be scared in one easy lesson :)

The fuel sender is NOT a sealed unit. It is basically a rheostat with with a float attached to the wiper arm.. Over the years the sender can get a film on it. Also if there is too much sulfur in the fuel (a rare but common way to fill a fuel gauge) it will foul the circuit. The seafoam cleaned the rheostat.

Oh and dont worry, the car wont blow up. The tank is sealed and without oxygen the gas wont blow up.


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Chevron Techron counteracts the effects of sulfer on sending units too. It didn't "fix" my chevy's faulty unit, but it did change it's behavior a bit. Maybe I need another treatment??




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