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    Don't know if it's just me or if all V3 owners noticed it, but my vegi tank fuel level gauge seems to bounce all over the place.

    Is the sending unit damped at all? How about the tanks, are they baffled?

    Just something I noticed. Not a huge deal either way - the gauge works fine cruising the highway. But when you get to the curves, it tends to go back and forth quite a bit.

    Just a suggestion.

    Thanks!
    Greasin & Grinin
    Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
    2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
    2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
    2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

  • #2
    yesit moves alot, i turn right and i have a full tank! but a left turn and i'm on empty...lol
    I just wait till i'm stationary to read what it says and then i have to remember that when it says 1/4, its really half full.

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    • #3
      Yea mine too. once I actually pulled over and checked the tank, I thought I might have sprung a leak somewhere. Didn't see anything so off I drove. The tanks do have baffles, but not the sender unit. Mine in just off the corner of the tank.
      Elvia the HandyMan
      2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
      V3 March 2008

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      • #4
        Ok...haha, guess it's not just me then.

        What about the 1/4 tank thing Clay - is the sender not accurate when it gets that low?
        Greasin & Grinin
        Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
        2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
        2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
        2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Marv View Post
          Ok...haha, guess it's not just me then.

          What about the 1/4 tank thing Clay - is the sender not accurate when it gets that low?
          the first time i put any vegi in the tank i put 20 or 25 gallons in and it never registered on the guage so i thought my guage wasn't working...untill i turned right and i saw it move up so the sender isn't sitting all the way n the bottom. When i got to 1/4 tank last week, i stuck a tape measure in the tank and it measured half full exactly.

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          • #6
            That is quite a difference. One day I might take mine out and measure it in comparison to tank dept.
            Elvia the HandyMan
            2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
            V3 March 2008

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Marv View Post
              Don't know if it's just me or if all V3 owners noticed it, but my vegi tank fuel level gauge seems to bounce all over the place.

              Is the sending unit damped at all? How about the tanks, are they baffled?

              Just something I noticed. Not a huge deal either way - the gauge works fine cruising the highway. But when you get to the curves, it tends to go back and forth quite a bit.

              Just a suggestion.

              Thanks!
              Hey Marv, we are currently working on that. The switch took place because we had a different supplier for the fuel level sender. We would bring them in house and then put plugs on them and then figure out what size is needed for the persons particular situation then turn around box them with the kit and out they go. Now I know that doesn't sound that hard but its very time consuming, so when our tank supplier said hey we have a fuel level sender that is bio compatible, cost less, and we can ship them already installed on the tanks for a mere up charge for the sender, we said, "lets do it"!!! Soon after that I put on my new tank with the new sender and about 3 days into it I told Jason that the bouncing issue on my new sender sucks at which point we look at each other and said well, "we will be getting calls on that soon". With that being said we are looking at going back to the old sender units that we used before. The problem though is the same problem that anyone will have when you try to save time and money on cheap parts, cheap parts are well......Cheap! To do so would put us back up another $22 per kit for the change back, and coupled with the fact that we have been talking about possibly having to raise our prices due to cost of everything going up lately we need to think about it. Jason and My self are the first to admit we are amongst the most expensive, and Jason and My self are the first to admit we hate that. Unfortunately quality which is seriously lacking in our industry, is something we figured out early is a necessary evil that cost way more than to half ass it. Now the question is How much is too much? I guess there is always made in China/Taiwan.....UMMM I just threw up a little bit in my mouth I'll talk to you guys later!!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Vegistroke James View Post
                Hey Marv, we are currently working on that. The switch took place because we had a different supplier for the fuel level sender. We would bring them in house and then put plugs on them and then figure out what size is needed for the persons particular situation then turn around box them with the kit and out they go. Now I know that doesn't sound that hard but its very time consuming, so when our tank supplier said hey we have a fuel level sender that is bio compatible, cost less, and we can ship them already installed on the tanks for a mere up charge for the sender, we said, "lets do it"!!! Soon after that I put on my new tank with the new sender and about 3 days into it I told Jason that the bouncing issue on my new sender sucks at which point we look at each other and said well, "we will be getting calls on that soon". With that being said we are looking at going back to the old sender units that we used before. The problem though is the same problem that anyone will have when you try to save time and money on cheap parts, cheap parts are well......Cheap! To do so would put us back up another $22 per kit for the change back, and coupled with the fact that we have been talking about possibly having to raise our prices due to cost of everything going up lately we need to think about it. Jason and My self are the first to admit we are amongst the most expensive, and Jason and My self are the first to admit we hate that. Unfortunately quality which is seriously lacking in our industry, is something we figured out early is a necessary evil that cost way more than to half ass it. Now the question is How much is too much? I guess there is always made in China/Taiwan.....UMMM I just threw up a little bit in my mouth I'll talk to you guys later!!!
                James I can totally understand where you're coming from and too sum it up, I wouldn't worry about it too much. It's really not that big of deal - just something to get used to. As soon as you get out on reasonably straight, level road, it's pretty accurate. I just thought I'd see if I was the only one...haha.

                Re: quality vs. price - I say keep doing what you're doing - you guys are turning out an incredilbly great product. Folks who really want the best will be willing to shell out the cash. If not, they'll learn the hard way about trying to cheap out on things like this. The old saying "you get what you pay for" rings very true in this situation. There was no question in my mind when it came to deciding what system to go with. Hands down, the Vegistroke is by far the best option when it comes to PSDs.

                Everyone I've told about my system can't believe how simple and straight forward it is. The fact that it's totally automatic just blows them away. Not too mention the fact that it's totally invisible to those who don't know it's there.

                And I agree...no way do I want to see "Made in China/Taiwan"!!!

                Keep up the good work!!
                Greasin & Grinin
                Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                • #9
                  You know what, when I received my kit there was a sender with it also. So when I got the tank there was a sender installed with the tank. I will have to check and see if the sender is longer than the installed one.
                  Hey James, you want me to send you 22 bucks since I got 2 senders.
                  Elvia the HandyMan
                  2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
                  V3 March 2008

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                  • #10
                    Marv
                    We really do have one of the best quality kits available. You can almost forget its there. Just fill up and drive and drive and drive
                    Elvia the HandyMan
                    2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
                    V3 March 2008

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                    • #11
                      quality incorparated

                      don't sweat the little stuff,thats what my gramps used to say,i get 600 miles plus a tank,if I can't remember to put fuel in,my wife will remind me when she smells dizzel.You guys have your sh#$ together 3 fold more then anyone else.Half the "kitters" said you can't do that,or they can't do it ,or there garage was too small.You guys do it with out question the best,If you ever change your name it should be "Quality Incorparated".I bought a $20,000 used truck ,I not scared of your cost.Its better then buying someone elses sh#$,I mean kit,and learning the hard way.I'd still end up buying your kit,after there kit failed,or blew my injectors, or dare i say TOTAL MELT DOWN.You get what you pay for....P.s the only time I want to here about CHINA/TIAWAN here is when we talk about what restuarant has the best WVO(sorry for venting)......grease out
                      2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                        the first time i put any vegi in the tank i put 20 or 25 gallons in and it never registered on the guage so i thought my guage wasn't working...untill i turned right and i saw it move up so the sender isn't sitting all the way n the bottom. When i got to 1/4 tank last week, i stuck a tape measure in the tank and it measured half full exactly.
                        Hmm...that's interesting. I'll have to check mine when it gets down that low.

                        Mine may be right though, cause I've noticed that going around curves, the gauge will go down past 1/4 tank. But, that may just be cause the sender bottoms out and the gauge just keeps going.
                        Greasin & Grinin
                        Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                        2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                        2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                        2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Elvia View Post
                          Marv
                          We really do have one of the best quality kits available. You can almost forget its there. Just fill up and drive and drive and drive

                          Haha...yeah, you're right. I have to remind myself to look at the switch occasionally just to make sure it's still on.
                          Greasin & Grinin
                          Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                          2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                          2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                          2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                          • #14
                            I often look to see if the light is there, it always is and I grin each time I see it. My wallet feels better also.
                            Elvia the HandyMan
                            2000 F350 7.3 XL Dually utility/service truck
                            V3 March 2008

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                            • #15
                              I have the old "more accurate" sending unit in my old tank sitting on the floor in the shop and i may just swap them out...
                              Last edited by Clay; 08-14-2008, 11:51 AM.

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