1983 F-150 Aftermarket Fuel Gauge
Hi. Looking to find out what aftermarket fuel gauges will work on this
truck. I ended up replacing the fuel tank last year because the original
sending unit was not working. A buddy of mine had a tank with a working
sending unit in it, so I just switched tanks. Now, when I hook the sending
unit up to the original gauge, it will not read correctly. It always reads
about 1/8 away below Empty, no matter how much fuel is in the tank. It was
off the exact same truck, the only difference was a year or two in age
between both trucks.
Before I received this truck last year, my grandfather (original owner) had
a guy install a UAP aftermarket fuel gauge. This gauge was also not
working, however, it would read between 3/4 and full all the time. I'm
wondering if the UAP gauge is not compatible with the sending unit (I read
something on the internet about the gauge having to have the same resistance
specs as the original, not sure if this is true or not). I've replaced both
wires from the sending unit up to the firewall and I know the sending unit
works on the new tank because we checked it before the tank was removed.
Any info is appreciated.