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Old 03-09-2009, 15:16   #16
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Yeah, but a new, more efficient window unit with a warranty from Wal-Mart is $99 - and you don't even have to recover your freon, pull a vacuum, and put new in.
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Yep it is but it don't fit the overhead tho! DIBS!
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Looks like your fuel gauge sender is a standard SAE 5 hole. I would pull it and inspect the float. You'll find it caked with sludge. Might need to replace the gasket which is a standard size, easy to obtain.
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Looks like your fuel gauge sender is a standard SAE 5 hole. I would pull it and inspect the float. You'll find it caked with sludge. Might need to replace the gasket which is a standard size, easy to obtain.
That's really the best solution. Otherwise you will ALWAYS wonder.

There is a guy in Kemah who does tanks, but he's got a long waiting list, and right now, with Harvest Moon coming... Good luck. His name is Greg Kingman? Kingham?
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I used a bottle of degreaser and boiling water last night. I'm sure my neighbors were wondering what I was doing standing in the driveway in the rain wearing hot mitts and shaking the heck out of a big aluminum tank.

Had a lot of dime-sized chunks of black stuff that looked like charcoal come out. Did another boiling water rinse, and then shook and rinsed with the hose until there was no more rattling of chunks inside. Then I left the hose in it and let it overflow with water coming out all of the holes to make sure everything was clear and flowing.

I can hear the float moving, but I guess I better pull it just to check it while it's out of the boat. That would be the smart thing to do.

Thanks for your help everyone.
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That's really the best solution. Otherwise you will ALWAYS wonder.

There is a guy in Kemah who does tanks, but he's got a long waiting list, and right now, with Harvest Moon coming... Good luck. His name is Greg Kingman? Kingham?
His name is Glenn Kingham. I paid him money to do a job, and that's that's last I've seen of him or my money! He has never shown for an appointment, even if he knew I was on the boat waiting. He doesn't answer my calls, and doesn't return them. This has been going on for 6 weeks. You might google his name....just for fun.

I think he does good work if you can get him to show, that's why I called him in the first place.

Unhappy in Kemah...
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