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    [musketeermail] Electrical Short?

    Do a BAC search on ‘erratic indications’. It will probably explain
    everything.

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    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of Peter Donofrio
    Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 11:44 AM
    To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: [musketeermail] Electrical Short?

    While returning home (OXC) yesterday in my '76 C23, it was just
    starting to get dark so I put my nav lights on. Immediately both my
    fuel gauges went to full, and both were ½ or below. My ammeter did
    not show a discharge.

    Other than my AVMap running off the cigarette lighter, I only had my
    tail light, 2 radios & transponder on.

    Before I go up again, am I looking at an electrical short or was I
    overloading?

    Peter Donofrio
    N1945L


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    [musketeermail] Electrical Short?

    Plenty about this on BAC, too. Just do a search on ‘erratic indications’.

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    From: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com [mailto:musketeermail@yahoogroups.com]
    On Behalf Of n76lima@mindspring.com
    Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 12:07 PM
    To: musketeermail@yahoogroups.com
    Subject: Re: [musketeermail] Electrical Short?

    >From: Peter Donofrio <pdonofrio@cbc-energy.com>

    >While returning home (OXC) yesterday in my '76 C23, it was just
    >starting to get dark so I put my nav lights on. Immediately both my
    >fuel gauges went to full, and both were ½ or below. My ammeter did
    >not show a discharge.
    >Before I go up again, am I looking at an electrical short or was I
    >overloading?

    Sounds like a bad ground at the instrument panel. The extra current caused
    the gauges to peg.

    --Bob Steward A&P IA
    --On the road in Iowa until Saturday


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