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    Fuel baffle showing too much resistance

    I'm trying to fix a friends fuel baffle (2000 RXP). The problem is the fuel gauge shows full no matter where the magnet is in the baffle. It looks like the baffle has had the F1 fuse bridged by the previous owner. When I put a meter across the connector (with the meter set on x200) I get 0.3 reading when simulating full with the magnet and 8.4 when empty. As a comparison I checked the baffle on my Seadoo Speedster and this reads 90 on empty and 0.8 on full - so quite a difference. Not that this would cause the problem but I've checked the float does actually float in petrol - and it does.

    Any ideas what the problem might be? It looks like the magnet is sliding and tripping the little micro switches (as I am getting different readings at full and empty), but the resistance on empty is quite different to a working baffle.

    I have had a search and read through the stickies but can't see any comments about the problem I'm having.

    Cheers

    A.
    Last edited by ubernoob; 04-02-2012 at 08:26 AM.


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    any ideas on this one? I know the fuel baffle problems are done to death but this problem seems different to most. Trying to save a mate some $$$'s!

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    sounds like a broken reed switch-- typically happens when the baffle is cut open by someone that is not VERY carefull. A new or different baffle that has been repaired correctly is in order.

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    Thanks Jim, good suggestion. Do you know if the reed switches are closed until the magnet trips them or are they open and the magnet trips them closed? Might help me diagnose which reed switch is broken.

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