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Old 11-14-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
Just bought an old Bayou for my son's Christmas this year. Pretty good shape but one of the things I need to replace is the fuel gauge.
I have ordered a new one, but cannot find much information on how to remove and replace.
Does the retaining ring just pop in and out? Does it screw out? Do I need some kind of special tool? It was dark and cold in the storage unit where I have it hidden, so until this weekend I cannot really get at it; any help would be welcome.
Here is the new one I ordered. Looks simple, I just do not want to mess it up and ruin something.
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Welcome! i wish i could help! it would be nice to know, for me to add a fuel gauge to my brothers bayou.
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Just pop it out, the do need to go back in inline, but easy enough. (The tab things need to line up)
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Great. Thanks Mark. When you say "inline", and "tab things" are you talking about the silver ring or on the gauge itself ... or both.

I am going to try and get out there tomorrow during while the sun is still out and see if I can get it out.
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It will make sense when you pop it out. It all goes in line so it looks right on the tank. The little indent/ flat spot on the silver trim needs to be at the top, this then lines up with the gauge underneath. It really is easy, if I can do it then it must be :-)
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Thanks again. I will give it a go and see what happens.
The little indent is about the only place I can get a little screwdriver right now, so I was going to use it as my pry spot to try and get it to pop up.

Will let you know what happens.
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Yeah. That's what I did, you get a new one but you should be able to get it off undamaged :-). Then that spot helps line it all back up
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Quote: Originally Posted by no1zson View Post
Thanks again. I will give it a go and see what happens.
The little indent is about the only place I can get a little screwdriver right now, so I was going to use it as my pry spot to try and get it to pop up.

Will let you know what happens.
i know this an old thread, but wanted to see how your fuel gauge installation went, getting ready to do the same
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Piece of cake. Pulled off the silver ring with a screw driver, (this holds the gauge in place) lifted the old one out and dropped the new one in. New one came with its own new silver ring so I didn't have to worry about tearing the old one up.
Only thing I would say is to be careful with the rubber around the hole. Almost stabbed it with my screw driver while wrestling with the silver ring.
Literally took 5 minutes start to finish.
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Piece of cake. Pulled off the silver ring with a screw driver, (this holds the gauge in place) lifted the old one out and dropped the new one in. New one came with its own new silver ring so I didn't have to worry about tearing the old one up.
Only thing I would say is to be careful with the rubber around the hole. Almost stabbed it with my screw driver while wrestling with the silver ring.
Literally took 5 minutes start to finish.
thanks, is the rubber a grommet into the tank?, still a little cold out to try to remove it, may have to wait til later this week..............

update: i went ahead and gave it a try, popped right out and the new one's in, quite easy, thanks

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