Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South Central Manitoba
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You would think it would be easy, but if you read through the threads posted above, you'll see I'm not the first one to fry a bunch of gauges. Some play with negative ground, some don't. I thought the one out of a 4230 would be a natural if you could get a gauge to fit the dash and work with the sender range. People that have been this route before list the parts numbers I listed above. You would hope that they should last longer than the P/A junk, but so far that hasn't been my experience. I'll try to see if I can get a decent SW gauge that's made for the 30/0 ohm rating... if not I guess I'll be biting the $350 bill... which I actually wouldn't bitch about if I can get a combination that lasts. If you go back to post #1, the part numbers you suggest are the ones I put on the 5020 the last time. The P/A "junk" outlasted them by well over a year.
Edit: When I removed the Princess Auto sender, I took a good look at it. Aside from weeping fuel through the center of the sender, the moving slide had worn through the windings of the rheostat. I think the gauge was still good, but I can't see these senders having a very long life span regardless of the conditions. Diesel is a better lubricant than gasoline, so if they don't last in a diesel tank, I wouldn't recommend them.
Last edited by whtbaron; 02-17-2017 at 10:16 AM.