Today, I was on the verge of ordering the Floscan 6505 and I paused for a moment and remembered an important feature my gasoline Floscan (5532) lacked. The Diesel
version (from the outside) is a carbon copy of the gasoline version with respect to features and appearance. One thing I wish the Floscan unit had was the ability to tell me how many gallons I have remaining. Since I couldn't find it on the web site, I called Floscan to see whether they offered a model that included such features only to be told they can't offer the feature due to liability concerns.
This is for a Perkins 4.108
, which is rated at 48 horsepower and has a maximum fuel
burn of 3.6 GPH.
I did some research
and this is what I came up with:
- Faria makes a product with the features I want, but it is only available for gasoline systems.
- Northstar discontinued offering fuel management products.
- Neither Garmin's nor Lowrance's fuel flow meters work with Diesel.
Any ideas as to what path I could take as an alternative to Floscan?