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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:47 pm 
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i have a GasTronics sender on my tank. how do i use the petrol gauge in my dash (ED) to display my gas? my car is straight gas by the way. So exactly how do i do it? cheers
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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:49 pm 
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If its straight gas, wouldnt it already be setup that way?
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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:12 pm 
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obviously not. lol. was duel fuel before
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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:14 pm 
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nah, hes right. i have dedicated gas on my car and i have one of those carmtrol box's, i'd love to know how to do it as well. might have to go see a sparky mate

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:47 pm 
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I got straight gas on my XB and I use the original fuel guage. Thats the way the dude installed it for me. Thought that was a normal thing.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:57 pm 
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My old EF had Tickford Gas installed from new & it used the guage, would love to know how to do it to my EF Wagon too..

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:21 pm 
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chhersdude - The EFs use DOL to control, the petrol guage when running on DOL.. so it really has to be the ford unit as far as I know.

As for the ED - Measure the resistance of the sender (maximum fuel and minimum fuel).

Im assuming the LPG tank has a gas level wire of some description (not too farmiliar with LPG), and then you use a couple of resistors, or knock up a circuit to transform the LPG value into one that the ford guage can read... not too hard really.


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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:40 am 
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G'day

A bloke was telling me that you can buy a box that converts the gas tank signal to the petrol gauge.

I'm trying to chase it up at, for my work ute that i'm building.

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:03 am 
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ive got an impco system in my wagon, and it uses the cluster gauge. should try getting a hold of someone that installs theri systems.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:40 am 
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Been covered a few times before:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... lpg+sender
An LPG installer should be able to tell you whether your current LPG sender is compatible with the instrument cluster.

 

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All you need is a 10 to 190 ohm tank gauge (from memory thats the resistance) for the gas tank.

Depending on the type of tank and gauges used, you should be able to get one. I know they make them in the round type that most tanks tend to favour. Or you could get one off a tank from the wreckers. There are bound to be a stack of taxi's floating around with these type gauges.

Swap the gauges on the tank over, one pin on the gauge goes straight to ground, the other is the wire from the cluster. Just disconnect it from the fuel tank and extend it to the gas tank.

Job done! :D
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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:58 pm 
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how do i find out what the resistance is from my tank?
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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:35 pm 
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Its usually written on the face of the gauge. It will have 10-190 or 50-250, etc, etc, which details the resistance of the thing.

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:26 pm 
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This may help you guys. Its the Interface section about half way down. I got this web site through Impco.

http://www.peelinstruments.com.au/products.html
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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:18 am 
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joolz wrote:
This may help you guys. Its the Interface section about half way down. I got this web site through Impco.

http://www.peelinstruments.com.au/products.html


Thanks for that, there is heaps of handy LPG devices on that site, I bookmarked that straight away.

 

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