MG-Cars.net

Welcome to our resource for MG Car Information.

Recommendations

Parts

TR parts and Triumph parts, TR bits, Triumph Car Spares and accessories are available for TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR4, TR4A, TR5, TR6, TR7, TR8, Spitfire and Stag and other TR models are available from British car spares and parts company LBCarCo.

Triumph TR6 - Strange Fuel Gauge

After boasting that I had never fell prey to the scions of Lucas I now have a strange circumstance with my gas gauge.

Sometimes it shows nothing ie does not move (and been driving that way ever since I took it out of storage thinking it is a bad ground or broken sender), and other times it reads correctly.

As of late this circumstance can happen several times in the same day when I turn on the car...sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.

Any suggestions??
steven

It sounds like your voltage stabilzer unit is us or it could be the sender unit.

Simon
Simon

If you are getting unusual temp readings than most probably the stabilizer is the culprit. See Dan Masters info on same.
Don K.
DON KELLY

all other gauges are fine, just the fuel one sometimes works and sometimes does not.
steven

Steve
Don K said it. The stabilizer is used for both the voltmeter and fuel gauge. If the temp guage is OK then I would look at Mr. Lucas' connections or the fuel sending unit itself. Power to the fuel guage is tapped off from the temp guage ..Light Green/ green. The wire is Green/black from the guage through the rear harness connector block (drivers side behind the side pannel...but u knew that) to the sender at the tank. Easiest access to the tank is through the boot. This is also the side that the screws are accessed to remove the tank but u did not want to hear that. Good luck Steve and let us know what u find as the problem.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

OOPS
The stabilizer is used for the temp guage and fuel gage not the AMMETER.
Rick Crawford

This thread was discussed between 30/05/2002 and 13/06/2002

Triumph TR6 index

This thread is from the archive. The Live Triumph TR6 BBS is active now.