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« on: 17 April, 2016, 02:05:37 PM »

It seems the float that rises and falls with fuel level in my Flavia tank is not rising. Is this possible?
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« Reply #1 on: 17 April, 2016, 03:36:53 PM »

Has the float come off the lever or has the air come out of it? Either would cause the gauge not to register the level changing?
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« Reply #2 on: 17 April, 2016, 05:25:47 PM »

It seems to be a piece of cork, looks a bit like a cycle pedal in miniature, anyway I have now taken it off, so have nothing  working.
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« Reply #3 on: 17 April, 2016, 05:40:40 PM »

It is very easy, Peter. Drink a bottle of wine and use the cork as a float. I did this with the Aurelia, and it works perfectly. The float probably sits at the end of a piece of steel wire. Heat the wire so that the cork can be pushed on to it. Good luck.
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« Reply #4 on: 17 April, 2016, 06:02:34 PM »

Trust a Dane to come up with the prefect solution.
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« Reply #5 on: 17 April, 2016, 06:13:37 PM »

I'm thinking a champagne cork, after all the better the wine, the better the cork. BTW. Does the cork need to rotate on the spindle?
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« Reply #6 on: 17 April, 2016, 06:36:39 PM »

It shouldn't need to. All floats I have come across are solidly fixed to the arm. Any rotating is done by the arm at the sender end.
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« Reply #7 on: 18 April, 2016, 06:17:41 PM »

Have fitted two champagne corks and now working a treat, was going to fit three but all that champagne in one evening seemed a bit extravagant. At some point however, I would like to replace the float with the correct one, if sombody has one? Same as Fulvia.
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