Got an 82 that reads full when full, then only drops to a bit over half for
the rest of the tank. I have a thin wooden dowel that works great. I think
the guage needle itself is sticking (not the float or sending unit) because
it doesn't drop to E when I shut off the ignition (or doesn't it anyway?).
Anywhoo, yours could be stuck also, or the sending unit and float need
calibration (adjustment). Mine comes out of the tank right on top at the
filler (along with the fuel pump). If yours is easy like that, it's worth a
careful inspection. Only gets expensive if you break it (doubtful), or you
have to replace it. My sending unit is about $250. Me thinks yours is under
Good idea. Better to do that than pull the sending unit unnecessarily. I
wonder if I can get to the right wires for the guage without taking out the
bezel and guage...........
By the way. Does anyone know whether the guage drops back to empty like some
do when the ignition is off, or if it just stays where it's last reading
was. That would help me analyze, also. Would work for Bart, too..
Thanks Greg, I stopped by at a used vette dealer in Holt, MI and flipped on
the ignition of an 81 and 82. Both appeared to be at rest where the needle
was when it shut off. Probably my sending unit or obstructed float. I guess
I'll pull it out and test it when I get an extra hour or so. I appreciate
your checking yours and letting me know. Now I have to decide whether I want
to pull the differential carrier on my back on the garage floor, or pay
someone to do it. I have a chunking that has been eliminated everywhere
else - think it may be a chipped/cracked/pulled tooth somewhere in there.
It's been like that for four or five years. So far not catastrophic, but I
think I've pushed my luck far enough. Got a 2.86 laying around for 80-82?
no, sorry i do not have one, you could do your rear end on jack
stands, but my guess is you would not want to do another one after you
got yours done, i would say take it someplace who has a lift to do it
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 13:34:29 -0400, "Craig aka Me Too"
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