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Couple of gauge questions

Just curious on those who have installed the fuel gauges, what kind of sealant did you use on the gas tank that is impervious to gas and will stick to the polypropelyne type material of the gas tank? Also going to be adding a voltmeter with my second accessory battery, did you wire the gauge so it only reads when 12v switched power is on and how did you do it? Im assuming to the ignition switch or something similar. Thanks
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i am looking to add a fuel gauge also, what did you go with ( i am researching looking for options)?
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i bought an auto meter ultra lite fuel gauge, and ordered a fuel sender from gaffrig performance. It is the same sender that trail armor and blackrhino use, but i got my stuff myself, and it was cheaper. I am putting it in the space where the cupholders would go on a custom made panel. It will hold my fuel and volt gauges and all of the aux light switches and horn button. Thanks for asking. Anyone, on the sealant yet???????????
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fuel guage and sender

I order a fuel guage, sender and volt meter from Hardin Marine. the total was around $ 135. I installed the sender without any epoxy and without removing the gas tank. First have your shop Vac close and use a drill saw , be sure not to let any of the shaving fall in the tank. The sender comes with a cork guasket , I used five stanless steel screws and it sealed quit well. Since I have a two battery system using a 1314 isolator , I connected the volt meter to the primary battery and when its charged it switched to both batterys you will see the charge on you secondary battery. One more thing be sure to sipon your gas tank befor installing the sender, you need to do this to calibrate the meter.
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I have a few fuel guages available that match very well with the teryx, also much cheaper than the catalogs. I will post a picture Monday. Azamsoil has a thread about the fuel sending unit (it will work with the guages that I have) and he has great pictures to show how its done. He also has a great oil change kit!
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Thanks, grandpa. I also found more on this when i did a search. BTW i like how your rex matches your advantage boat. We are kind of painting ours to mach our shockwave boat as well.
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The sender has a cork gasket and you will not need any sealant.
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Hey sxs customs, what is that that you are using for a choke knob? I havent seen that before. Your panel that you made is very similar to what i am making, i guess great minds think alike.
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Hey sxs customs, what is that that you are using for a choke knob? I havent seen that before. Your panel that you made is very similar to what i am making, i guess great minds think alike.
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Its just a nice billet piece that also includes the knob for the headlights, we should have a few in the shop laying around.
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One more thing be sure to sipon your gas tank befor installing the sender, you need to do this to calibrate the meter.
No need, fill a 2 liter bottle with fuel and use that to cal the sender before you install. Dunk the sender in, cal for full, pull it out, cal for empty. Then install into you fuel tank. It will get you real close. Here is the pic of the sender in the fuel tank:
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