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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2009, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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I fixed my Rhino's gas gauge.

I know a lot of your rhinos have the same problem that mine had; the gas gauge wasn't accurate. With a full tank, after just a few minutes of riding it would indicate 3/4 of a tank. And with more than 1/2 of a tank it would indicate empty and begin flashing.

Here's what I did.

1. Remove the fuel pump from the tank.
2. Remove the float lever from the pump.
3. Remove the fuel gauge sending unit from the pump.
4. I bent the 2 little contacts that move up and down the sending unit in such a manner that they make better contact with the sending unit.
5. I also wiped down the resistor with just a few gentle strokes of a lint free cloth.

I didn't bend the contacts very much at all, maybe 1/8" or so.

My gas tank was nearly empty. There was only 1" of gas in it. I went to the gas station and bought exactly 4 gallons of gas. I poured that in the Rhino and as I was pouring I could see the gauge increase from the flashing "gas pump" symbol indicating EMPTY (mine had never done this before, btw), to then the flashing first segment with the "E" indicating 1/4 tank, to the second segment indicating 1/2 tank.

I'm pretty happy with it, and it didn't cost a thing. The entire job took about 15 minutes. And the hardest part was getting the fuel line to disconnect from the fuel pump. I just had a hard time sqeezing it to get it to release.

I hated not having a properly working fuel gauge. And I didn't want to add an aftermarket one because:

1. The Rhino has a gauge, and damn it, it should work properly.
2. And because I think having two gauges in the dash is like putting the good tv on top of the bad tv.

Good luck to anyone who tries it. It's a piece of cake.

Gil and Mollie

2008 700, totally stock with a few things added here and there.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 08:02 PM
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I just got a new 2009 700, I will have to see if mine does it. thanks for the info
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 09:34 AM
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Thanks for the tip, I'll have to give it a try
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 09:49 AM
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Good Info for 700 owners

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