Overheating? Running out of fuel? Calibrate your gauge!

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Overheating? Running out of fuel? Calibrate your gauge!

Post by Diyhell » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:05 pm

Having found that my temp gauge was showing overheating, rather than my engine actually overheating, and having suffered a rather embarrassing 'running out of fuel' breakdown, I can firmly recommend calibrating your gauges.

This is my fuel gauge reading at 4.8v, when the needle should have been between the middle set of dots.
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Info on recalibrating is available here:
http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/scimiwiki/ ... alibration

Info on how I did it here

SE6a needing lots of work...

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