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I have a topside tank. It has a 6 sided block with a regular gauge. Incorporated in that is the outlet with hose adapter. The cover for the gauge is fogged out.

What I would like to do is install a sending unit and gas gauge. All the sending units I found so far are for the standard round hole.

Anyone have a pointer for a unit to replace whats there? Or maybe a replacement for the foggy gauge piece?





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Do you sleep Drop? Like I should ask ;-)

So, your saying to replace the current cap with screw in vent with a gas gauge like my old lawn mower. Or, pop what I have and see if I can disassemble and refurbish. That would work.

I have not found the 6 sided thing or the seal. I could cut a new one. I guess this is old school and not supported anymore? Or maybe it has a part number or mfg or someone knows the correct name for the part would help.

I would really like to install a sending unit and console gauge. I do not want to buy a new tank to do it. It's a 20gal tank. I would change to a 10gal if I upgraded to a 4 cycle. Then the problem would be solved ;-). And I could install a 10gal live well where half the tank use to be :).

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I don't think I want to cut a hole in the tank to mount one. But what do I know.
 

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LOL I have been known to sleep. Usually when the sun is shining if I can get away with it. I reuse the seal and use Permatex silicone on the old gasket. As far as adding a sending unit that would require some "backyard" engineering and I don't think I would do that. The one I posted does in fact replace your cap just like an old lawnmower. You would be talking about adding this type sending unit and a gauge http://www.jamestowndistributors.co...ler+Electrical+Reed+Switch+Fuel+Sending+Units

http://www.jamestowndistributors.co...&familyName=Teleflex+Heavy+Duty+Series+Gauges easily $100 or more to do it all.

You should be able to run at wide open throttle and burn about 5-6 gal an hour so you aren't going to have any issues with "cutting it close"
 

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