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#1 Chucktin ONLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 05:19 AM

There's got to be a better way! The fuel tank widow on my Husky is next to useless. I know a proper fuel gauge is probably not going to happen but wouldn't a loop of fuel line with a clear segment get it done?

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 08:23 AM

Yep sure would be better to view the fuel level with a clear hose but that's 2 more grommets and fittings that you will have to worry about leaking and the hose will discolor and cloud up after a while.

 

Thought about putting a set of these on my Cub Cadet 582.Hard to tell how much fuel is in it. It has a big black plastic 4 1/2 gallon tank with no fuel gauge and it's not exactly easy on fuel but it does use less than the Kohler twins. I've been using a long branch off of 1 of the Lilack bushes to check fuel level.

 

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 12:15 PM

I use a paint paddle, free at Menard's.  Remove the cap, stick it down to the bottom and pull it out and your have your fuel gauge.  Can lay the "gauge" along side the tank and see just how much fuel is in there.  The gauges in the cap don't even come close most of the time.  The one on my 1512 Cub only goes down to 1/4 tank and if the neck is full it makes it up to about 7/8 tank.


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Posted July 02, 2017 - 02:29 PM

Just T into your fuel line from your gas tank, then back into the top of filler neck with clear line.  If tank is thick enough, you could tap and install a fitting, or possibly just drill a hole the size where the tubing would fit snug into.



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Posted July 02, 2017 - 03:13 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...h1ZVOak&vxp=mtr

The use of these fittings on the plastic tanks in Ultra-Lite aircraft is very common and the grommets last a long time. For you folks in ethanol country make sure the grommets are compatible with the fuel available in your area. 



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Posted July 02, 2017 - 05:02 PM

Hmm, that link doesn't work.

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 05:05 PM

Hmm, that link doesn't work.

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I think I fixed it.



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Posted July 02, 2017 - 05:06 PM

Can't put a stick into the Husky tank the filler neck is offset.
Maybe something like a transmission dipstick under the filler cap?

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 05:09 PM

The link works now. What part of that is the seal?

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 05:11 PM

Go here and there is a bunch of fittings that should work with a plastic tank.

https://www.ebay.com...el tank grommet



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Posted July 02, 2017 - 05:12 PM

Since the tank's wall has discolored to the point that the fuel window is useless why not use a loop of tygon tubing even if it has to be replaced.

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 06:27 AM

I think I'll work on the tranny dip stick idea. Probably pick one up at a local junk yard for peanuts.

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Posted July 03, 2017 - 07:02 AM

Can't put a stick into the Husky tank the filler neck is offset.
Maybe something like a transmission dipstick under the filler cap?

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OK,  Never thought of that as all of mine are older and direct to the tank, no off set neck to them.  Come to think of it Carolyn's mower, Cub Cadet has the off set fill neck.  It also has a window in the back of the tank with a slot cut out of the back of the tractor frame for viewing.  Forgot about that unit as she is the only one that runs it.



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Posted July 03, 2017 - 07:10 AM

Flip that around, window facing forward and that's my Husky.

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Posted July 05, 2017 - 07:23 PM

Yeah, the window is useless. Easy way is just to look at the back of the tank.




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