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 1976 AZU250 
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Post Re: 1976 AZU250
Thanks for your replies. I'll have a go with the soldering iron.

One other question: should the float move up and down freely? The one on my gauge seems rather stiff.

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May 1st, 2018, 7:24 pm
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Put some petrol on it and see if that frees it. :)

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May 1st, 2018, 7:36 pm
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Post Re: 1976 AZU250
The part where the contact slides up and down inside might be a bit oxydized after a long period of non use i had that too.


May 1st, 2018, 8:13 pm
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Post Re: 1976 AZU250
Smiffy,
the 'wiper' which moves over the windings of the rheostat may be worn, as in the photograph below.
A repair can be carried out with a blob of solder, as long as it's not too late and it's damaged the windings...
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Image'Wiper' in fuel tank rheostat, before... by slcchassis, on Flickr

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May 2nd, 2018, 4:45 pm
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Post Re: 1976 AZU250
Thanks for that tip, Ken.
Checked the "wiper" and it looks fine.
Soldered the broken strip. Job's a goodun!
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May 3rd, 2018, 7:38 pm
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Started tidying up the van's metal petrol tank today. The fuel gauge looks OK, but the inside of the tank looks a bit rusty above the halfway point.

Is there a way to de-rust the tank's insides?

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June 3rd, 2018, 8:46 pm
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Post Re: 1976 AZU250
Probably, if there is flakey stuff inside, chuck some nuts in(count 'em in and out ;) ) and cocktail shake it, rinse and fit an in line fuel filter. :) .


June 3rd, 2018, 10:03 pm
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How detrimental would it be to shake some sharp sand around inside!

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June 3rd, 2018, 11:54 pm
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https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Sharp-S ... g/p/220112

you're on a commission aren't you ;) .


June 4th, 2018, 8:40 pm
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Well, you have to admit, it is a bargain. :lol:

Anyway, can't stop, I'm off to Wicked. ;)

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