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Old 07-19-2016, 06:38 PM   #1
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HELP! Hole in floor! Need answer ASAP.

Hey guys so I'm just about to put in my flooring tomorrow and there's a hole in the front right side of the bus above the diesel tank that had a metal panel on it originally.

My question and concern is: Will I ever need access to this hole for any reason? Should I cut a hole through my insulation, subfloor etc. to have access to it? Or can I just seal it off and not worry about it?

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Any info on this would greatly help, as my time to work on this is limited to the next couple of days.

Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:18 PM   #2
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You will want access to it. That is how you replace a fuel sender and such.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:18 PM   #3
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Does the hole provide access to anything important; fuel pump/filter, hanging hardware, etc?
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:57 PM   #4
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Ok I have same issue with one big question
Is that how I get my dash fuel gauge to read correctly
I thought was gauge but not looking like my problem
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:02 PM   #5
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Ok I have same issue with one big question
Is that how I get my dash fuel gauge to read correctly
I thought was gauge but not looking like my problem
What is the problem with it now? Is it at least consistent in the way it reads?
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:05 PM   #6
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Does the hole provide access to anything important; fuel pump/filter, hanging hardware, etc?
This is what's inside.

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Old 07-19-2016, 08:20 PM   #7
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This is what's inside.
Looks like a float/sending unit to me. If you ever need to replace it, to get your gas gauge working again, you'll want access to it.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:28 PM   #8
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Hi,

I have a gas motor but also have a plate access in the floor to the sending unit (also known as the gas gauge fuel level sensor, by me because sending unit always trips me up for some odd reason) it is called a sending unit because it "sends" the gas level information (measured in resistance) to the gas gauge.

Goodness can you imagine having to drop the gas tank to replace one? yikes!
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IF YOU DECIDE TO COVER IT....
Lay down a tape measure and document the outer edges with digital camera... Or phone

Distance from wall, size of circle... Etc.

Digital film is cheap!
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:54 PM   #10
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It only reads 1/2 when is actually full
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