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    Fuel gauge troubleshoot

    Thank you very much for the very helpful additional responses. I'm starting to see the way forward in solving the gauge issue, but it is different than I had first imagined. For those who may be interested, here are some recent details of my saga. I have characterized the gauge signal from...
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    Fuel gauge troubleshoot

    Again, thank you for your helpful responses regarding my fuel gauge troubleshooting. I opened the original gauge using a lathe and a cutoff tool applied at a strategic location on the housing. The air core motor seems intact and the needle shaft rotates freely with some friction. If I can fix...
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    Fuel gauge troubleshoot

    Thank you for your replies. I am focusing on the fuel gauge. Does anybody know what exactly fails when the gauge stops working? If something is man-made, it ought to be able to be repaired. Whether the repair is cost-effective is another matter. I'm prepared to disassemble it to examine its...
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    Fuel gauge troubleshoot

    Battery: The battery (Optima) is approx. four years old. It was on a smart tender for 2018-2019 when I was out of the country. Symptoms: The indicator needle is stuck at just over half full, and has not worked for perhaps three years. The voltage at the gauge with engine off, ignition on...
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    Fuel gauge troubleshoot

    Using the Workshop Manual to troubleshoot my 2006 FGT fuel level gauge. Page 413-01-21, step B5, results in a reading of 2.4 volts. The instruction for voltage present, which I think means a short to voltage exists, is to repair circuit 900 (BK). Anyone have any experience with repairing...
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    Nitrogen fills for street tires?

    What is N2O5? Representing air as N2O5 does not make sense. The approximate volumetric composition of dry air is nitrogen - 78%, oxygen - 21% and argon - 1%. Actually there are also trace amounts of many other gaseous components. The approximate mass ratios: nitrogen slightly greater than...
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    Ergonomics

    Tried and proven mirror adjustment strategy The instructions given on the website are consistent with the design intent of the mirror system (inside rearview and two outside rearviews). Correctly adjusted, the inside mirror reflects the rear portion of the side of a passing vehicle as the...
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    Engine vacuum at idle

    Thank you very much for the responses. Very helpful.
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    Engine vacuum at idle

    It may have been the rev limiter. I have never had an engine with an electronic limiter, only mechanical versions like the valvetrain. How does the engine behave when the limiter operates?
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    Engine vacuum at idle

    What vacuum reading is normal at idle? The reason for the question is that I'm wondering if I damaged my engine the other day when I stayed in first gear too long and the engine began to misfire at high rpm. If the valves began to float, the engine would misfire similarly to what I...
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    Just joined the 20,000 club!

    Planning road trip -- where to park at night? A little nervous to park it in a hotel parking lot. Ford dealership, perhaps? What experiences with parking it at night?