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Cyscrofer



Joined: 19 May 2005
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Location: Doncaster South Yorkshire

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did it cost much?
OEM one?
and how hard to fit?
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Sadly not a 50th member any longer more like a hanger-on if you know what i mean.
Maybe one day i will return.
Ex number 093 owner.
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Ads90



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 290
Location: Gloucestershire

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris - sorry don't know how much is was - it was covered by my warrenty, and I didn't see it itemised on the bill (but I'll check if I can find it).
OEM part (came in the LR box). Looks exactly the same, (manufacturer's name, part no. etc) apart from the date stamp.

Very simple fit - remove the instrment binnacle, pull the 2 multi-plugs off the rear of the guage (swap the LEDs over if you have them!), unscrew the threaded holder thingie that, er holds it in place, it will then drop out. The reverse to re-fit, obviously.

Fortunately the Croytec surround I have on it peeled off without damage, and re-stuck to the new one ok.
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Ads90



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And hey - we have our first 2nd page!!
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Ads90



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right - just been out for a hair cut!
I can tell you that the new guage has fixed my 'jigglin' needle (as expected), so I doubt there are any other regulators/suppressors/resistors/capacitors in the circuit other than those in the guage.

Is the 2004 guage better than the '98 one?
Yes - the needle has much greater damping than the old one, so moves much more slowly, giving you a more stable reading.
BUT, it does still move + & - around centre... it hasn't cured that entirely, this must be down to the fuel tank with poor baffle design...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:36 am    Post subject: Fuel gauge Reply with quote

Hi,
I've just fitted a new gauge to my 50th. It costs at retail just over 30 + vat. Yes it does make a huge difference. It only moves when going round corners or roundabouts, about 1/4 tank.Part no. AMR 5723.

Why put up with it when it is so easy to fit and doesnt cost the earth?
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