Help with fuel guage problem

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ultra pearl, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. ultra pearl

    ultra pearl Member

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    Hi everyone, this is my first question post.
    I just bought a used 2008 FLHTCU with 2799 miles on it.
    It came from the US throught a company in Ontario.
    When I recieved the bike, the tank was drained of fuel for shipping, when I added a bit of gas to get it going, the fuel guage was showing full.
    It shows full all the time, the miles remaining guage doesn't count down, and when I shake the bike while it's on the jiffy stand, I hear a knocking sound coming from inside the tank, like there is something floating around inside.

    The company is sending me a new gasket and sending unit to see if that is the problem. Still waiting for it to arrive.

    Anyone else have a similar problem or know what the trouble might be?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    You didn't say if the fuel pump pressurized, or if the bike started. There is a lot of information in the self help section. Just a side question, if they drained the gas did they also drain the trans and primary?
     
  3. Hoople

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    Wow. Great point! There could be no tranny,, primary or whatever fluid in it.
     
  4. ultra pearl

    ultra pearl Member

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    The bike runs fine, I am using the trip meter as a guage until I get the other one fixed. They only drained the fuel and runned it dry.
     
  5. Hoople

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    The problem can't be too involved. I bet the parts they send you will fix the problem. I also bet once you get the old one in your hand, you will see what is wrong with it. Fix it and you will now have a Good used spare unit for down the road.
     
  6. ultra pearl

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    Resolved....Turns out the fuel sending unit had come unhooked from it's attachment point in the tank and was just floating around.
    After getting into the tank and seeing the problem I re-attached the sending unit to it's place and everything seems to be working fine.
    The only thing that puzzles me is how it may have come off in the first place.
    The only possibility I can think of is, if someone may have changed the fuel filter and in the process of pulling out the unit that holds the filter, may have somehow unhooked the sending unit from it's holding point.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Good find & glad you located. You're probably correct w/the assumption (came loose during other maint.). Now it's time to fill 'er up & ride on!