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fuel pressure gauge spraying fuel

on my way home today fuel gauge on the regulator starting spraying fuel out of the relief and the gauge needle had gone the whole way around

any ideas what would cause this
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Sure...bad gauge. Mechanical gauges occasionally go out. Actually, I have to regularly replace the same two pressure gauges right next to the chlorine ejector (one before and one after) at the water plant. Just something that happens. I wouldn't worry about any potential problems being the underlying cause...

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ok I figured it was just the gauge but wasnt sure if something had made it see to much pressure or something.
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I'd use an electronic sender. So much safer.



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OP - nah...there's no way the fuel system is going to make enough pressure to blow a gauge out if the gauge is in good shape. If there's a problem with the fuel system, pressure will either be low or none at all. So, obtain a fresh gauge and call it a day.

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I'd use an electronic sender. So much safer.
Don't know about the safe part, but it would reduce the possibilities of a mess...

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How would it not be safer?
Instead of removing fuel from the OEM lines and running the to an isolator, you keep it in the same system.



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i just put a plug in it for now till I can get a gauge

thanks for the help
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Fluid filled gauges last longer as they don't vibrate themselves to dead.

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