I recently did a center smiths speedo conversion from my 3 clock mini (91 Cooper). Initially everything appeared to be working ok, except now the fuel gauge always reads E. Things I have done/tried so far...
Topped off tank, when I first did the swap the gauge read full which I believed was correct because I had recently filled up before starting the swap. When it showed E I wasn't feeling confident so now I know the tank is full.
Measured sender resistance at the tank, I measure about 15 ohms
Measured the sender feed at the fuel gauge, I measure about 18 ohms
Checked the voltage off the stabilizer and have 10 volts being fed to the gauge.
Tried grounding the green/black wire from the sender, gauge doesn't move at all.
Not sure what else I can check, the gauge is brand new, is it possible it is defective? It appeared to be working initially then I noticed it wasn't working anymore, I had only driven 20 miles or so when I noticed it was on E, should add I didn't notice it while driving just while warming up to take it out on a different day.
I want to test the gauge itself, am I correct in assuming if I put a 50 ohm resister on one leg of the gauge to ground it should show something on the gauge?