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Old 07-30-2004, 07:22   #1 (permalink)
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just wondering if anyone knows how difficult it would be to rewire a MKII eski.

and does anyone know anything about fixing fuel sender as ive replaced mine 3 times and it still doesnt work
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Re: full rewiring

Not hard, just fiddly. Make sure you tag EVERY wire from where it comes from on the old loom. you can then use this as a guide when you are putting the replacement loom in. Also, get a good workshop manual - factory is ideal but a Gregory's or equivalent will do.

Ideally, you would want a new loom, which would have to be made up by an auto elec, as second hand ones can be a bit dodgy, and you have no idea if any wires are fried inside (replaced my loom, stripped it down and you could see where wires had got hot!).
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thanks, i was going to get one from rare spares, a new one, i would never buy second hand lol to risky. also, wondering if anyone knew of a good auto electrician in adelaide (preferably north western area) if i cant get the time to do it myself.

and i got me a gregory's manual, has the wiring diagram in it so im set with that :D
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I've heaps of looms for MK1 and MKII, they are pretty basic looms. There is no substitute for the factory manual. With the fuel sender, take it out and check that you get a change in resistance when you move it through it's range. The fuel sender runs from 5volts that is sourced from a little black 3 legged box on the back of the instrument cluster. Check that is working - you should have +12, +5 and gnd on it. To check the gauge, you can attach the fuel sender to the sender wire and move it while you have it out of the car. You can also connect a resistor between the sender wire and gnd to see if you get any movement out of the gauge. I cant remember what value resistor you need, but if you can get a variable linear 1k pot that would be best (Dick Smith)
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are wiring harnesses available from rare spares?
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cheers guys, thanx for da advice, ill have to try that with the fuel sender, my electrician just changed them over without trying anything else.

now all i have to do is find the time to do it all, pretty ahrd to do on a 50 hour week lol.

btw, anyone know roughly how long it would take an amateur like me to do it?
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Depends on how mechanically inclined you are......and how much you enjoy getting your knuckles skinned.

Don't forget to drain the fuel before you start - the sender is near the bottom of the tank.
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