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    just installed a gas gauge (brand name equus chevy type from oriellys auto parts ) well it goes crazy when bouncin down the river.does this mean i have the wrong ohm gauage.maybe go to the ford style with a diff ohm spread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewtx19 View Post
    just installed a gas gauge (brand name equus chevy type from oriellys auto parts ) well it goes crazy when bouncin down the river.does this mean i have the wrong ohm gauage.maybe go to the ford style with a diff ohm spread?

    A little needle bounce is normal as the fuel is moving around in the tank in choppy water causing your sending unit to move up and down.

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    Its gets worse in mine as I get closer to empty....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewtx19 View Post
    just installed a gas gauge (brand name equus chevy type from oriellys auto parts ) well it goes crazy when bouncin down the river.does this mean i have the wrong ohm gauage.maybe go to the ford style with a diff ohm spread?
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    Unplug the gauge and see if the needle still bounces around. Cheaper guages seem to have this problem. I can't even see the needles in my cheapo gauges when I'm at speed...they need to have some sort of damping action, or be liquid filled to be halfway useful in the boat I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewtx19 View Post
    just installed a gas gauge (brand name equus chevy type from oriellys auto parts ) well it goes crazy when bouncin down the river.does this mean i have the wrong ohm gauage.maybe go to the ford style with a diff ohm spread?
    What are you doing putting an automotive gauge in a boat?

    If it reads okay when you are sitting on the trailer or at the dock, then the ohms are matched okay.

    The marine gauges have more damping so the needles don't dance around as much when you go over waves and light chop.

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    i got the cheap and easy fix for you with out taking the sender of the tank 8500 micro farad cap in stall it with the positive feed to the key or the power of the meter then tee it into the signal line with the neg of the cap. mine was so bad you could hear the needle bottoming out at both end of the meter. the cap smooths it out then the fuel is higher it soaks up the extra power then drains when it is lower than the real level work great had it for 2 years now but the real fix is what dun posted
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