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How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge #4725203
04/12/18 09:38 PM
04/12/18 09:38 PM
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Gebo Offline OP
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My fuel tank gauge doesn't work. I popped it out of the top of my tank and found the "white styrofoam" float was lying on the bottom of the tank along with the metal slides. I fished the slides out no problem so far. However, the white float is not floating.

I tried to get the white float out but have been unsuccessful. Went to buy a whole nuther gauge but can't find one that will fit. Mine is 12.5 inches long. I guess my best bet is to buy a cheaper gauge and remove the white float off of the new one and put it on my old one. I can take my old one apart easily.

Can I make the sunk white float float again?

Comments, critcisms?






'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge [Re: Gebo] #4725239
04/12/18 10:30 PM
04/12/18 10:30 PM
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Buy the correct one. I noticed it is a Briggs and Stratton part. Measure the length of the rod on the old one. To start with, you need the model number and serial number of your particular piece of equipment. Donít try to monkey around with the new one. If you will post your make, mod number and serial number of your product, someone here may be able to give you the right part number for your fuel gauge.
By the way, the float is toast.

Last edited by MParr; 04/12/18 10:32 PM.

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Re: How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge [Re: Gebo] #4725247
04/12/18 10:42 PM
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Gebo Offline OP
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There is no part number. Partstree, Snapper, Simplicity = no part number. Simplicity bought Snapper and the Briggs bought them. My mower has Snapper Pro label but Simplicity tag on the frame. It was made before the merger with Briggs. Parts come from Briggs for the most part.

CZT19481KWV



'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge [Re: Gebo] #4725253
04/12/18 10:49 PM
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Gebo Offline OP
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'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge [Re: Gebo] #4725365
04/13/18 06:20 AM
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If your old gauge measures 12Ē then this is your part # 5022917

Last edited by MParr; 04/13/18 06:21 AM.

2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: Unknown &OE filter
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Re: How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge [Re: Gebo] #4725405
04/13/18 07:15 AM
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$38 They look almost as proud of their parts as Deere.

https://www.amazon.com/5022917-Ferris-Snapper-Grommet-Replaces/dp/B00N2ZFQ86


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Re: How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge [Re: Gebo] #4725419
04/13/18 07:29 AM
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Gebo Offline OP
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MParr, Rand:

Ordered. It was weird in that the parts diagrams for my tank didn't show a part number and there seem to be so many to choose from.

In my process of trying to remove the sunken float, it has disappeared into a cabbie hole in the front portion of the tank. Looks like I am gonna have to remove the doggone tank to shake it out.

Thanks for your help!


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

Re: How to Fix My Fuel Tank Gauge [Re: Gebo] #4725563
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You can remove that tank, if you like. Me, I would leave it alone unless it started causing problems.


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