Fuel Gauge - VW1301 Tool

Jonas Majauskas jmajau at balt.net
Fri Jun 20 10:34:09 EDT 2003

On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Steve Sherman wrote:

> I broke out the Bentley and looked up their procedures for testing and
> setting the gauge.  They talk about using a VW1301 tool plugged in
> instead of the float/sender in the tank.
> I've never seen a VW1301, but it sounds like a big variable resistor.
>  Does anyone on the forum know how to translate vw1301 settings to
> standard ohms?  Are they the same? Is there a formula for converting one
> to another?

AFAIK VW1301 settings are in ohms (it really is a big variable resistor).

Just get any variable resistor, set it to the required resistance using
digital multi-meter, and connect resistor instead of fuel level sender.

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