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GoonerKev
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PostSubject: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeTue May 05, 2020 1:09 am

Received my can of Seafoam late yesterday evening, so hopefully that may do the trick of sorting out dodgy fuel gauge not working right, recommended by you guys over the water, bloody expensive £15, so hopefully it will do the trick. Does not say how much to put into tank!!
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeTue May 05, 2020 2:00 am

I've read numerous posts on here over the years about recommending and using Sea Foam cleaner. I'd say Kev is the first Brit who's bought a can of this engine cure all to try. Good luck with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeTue May 05, 2020 2:55 am

Thanks Meldrew, Me too as they all rave about it. So I thouth i'd try it first & if no good then the Sender unit will have to come out, can't afford to be low on fuel when I'm accepted for SERV, but always carry a 2ltr plastic fuel container under seat. You never know it may work on my aching bones as well, seeing as Trump suggests injecting ! Laughing Laughing thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeTue May 05, 2020 5:48 am

For what it's worth. I've been using Seafoam for years on various vehicles including all of my motorcycles and small engines with good results. My 5 gallon gas can for my snowblower and lawn mowers sometimes lasts 2-3 years before I have to refill it. I've never had a problem with any of them starting. I'd dump 1/2 of the can in on your first and second fill GoonerKev.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeTue May 05, 2020 6:13 am

Many thanks Dale, appreciate your advice. I will let you know the outcomeThumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeTue May 05, 2020 9:25 am

GoonerKev, you’re going to need more than one can of SeaFoam to rid your tank of all the varnish, etc. But at the cost you paid to import that stuff you can probably find something similar on your side of the pond for less.

You could Google SeaFoam’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to find out the active ingredients then search for a similar product locally available.

Or you could brew up your own knock off. Here’s a link:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Seafoam-Knockoff/
There is actually lots of info about DIY SeaFoam, Techron and similar products on line.

While SeaFoam is a great product don’t expect a miraculous overnight cure. As others have advised: Be patient. You really don’t want to pull the tank unless it’s absolutely necessary. BTDT


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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeTue May 05, 2020 9:39 am

Hi Tim
Thanks for the info, I will take a look. Yes I couldn't believe what they charged.
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeWed May 06, 2020 1:06 pm

if you need a fuel sender unit i have just one left
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeWed May 06, 2020 4:02 pm

my gas gage indicator goes from full to empty when when a have a fuel tank full then back to full 40 miles later then back down sill seafoam correct my problem or is there something stronger i can use instead that wou't affect the motor 129 k kl on my scoot
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeWed May 06, 2020 4:22 pm

According to the Wisdom of the List: One full can in each of the next two tanksfull, then 1/2 can in each of the next two tanksfull. Probably best to run each tank down to well below flashing (say 20 miles after it begins flashing) before you add SeaFoam to the new tank.

If you are going to have the scoot sit for an extended period of time please be sure to fill the tank and add at least 1/2 can of SeaFoam.


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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeWed May 06, 2020 5:10 pm

thank you i have not been able to connect on this forum i had lost my pass word and could not participate a i had 2 reverse shoulder replacement and did not ride the pass 2 years i will try your recommendation on seafoam and post the results of my finding have a nice day
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeWed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm

Good to see you back, Tinny
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PostSubject: Re: Fuel Guage   Fuel Guage I_icon_minitimeWed May 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Siataukreg
Thank you for your off, I have a spare one as it was given to me when I got the Silverwing, not sure if it works. I will see if this seafoam does the trick, if not I will look at the spare sender unit, if that i faulty I will PM you if ok. Thank you
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