Fuel Gauge upgrade

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A bit of confusion there. I’m asking if I can swap the senders out without removing the headliner. The zipper for the liner is only about 10” and just behind the middle of the wing. So it’s a long reach to get to the sender. I haven’t pulled the upper fairing off yet to see how accessible the sender is from the top side. I’m very good at working blind in areas like this but I can see this being a tricky spot to work while making sure everything is well sealed and such.

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Mog,

Small hands help, but you should be able to change out without removal of headliner.
It may require removal of wing root tape though, for rotation of sender.. Take top and bottom wing fairing off.

You' may need plenty of Patience and Bandaids.

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Small hands I do not have. But they are exceptionally nimble for their size due to a lifetime of working on vehicles.

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I unscrewed the wing tank cover, and rolled it forward a bit. Worked great, and had plenty of room to work.
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Mog,
Gotcha, as has been previously stated the best way to swap the senders is to take the top wing fairing off, remove the duct tape under the fairing and then open the tank cover up and you can get at the sender from the top. I would think it would be near impossible to do everything thru the headliner without royally messing it up. Hope that helps.

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I can say with certainty that unbolting the fuel tank wing skin is the only practical way to change senders. Not that it can’t be done, but it would be hugely inconvenient and painful if you don’t have tiny hands.

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Removing the wing also works. ;-)

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Hah, yeah I suppose that’s an option as well.

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