Re: [DML] fuel sending units
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Re: [DML] fuel sending units

I just bought a new fuel pump last year in my restoration efforts.  Now I discover my sending unit is no good. I don't need (or want) a $400 combo pump is new. I just want a $99 OEM style sending unit.  

My .02..

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:39:53 
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Subject: Re: [DML] fuel sending units

I sort of retract what I said about the float bouncing around.  It
probably will, but what Dave S said about the computer chip stuff in
it makes sense.  If Dave says it, then its gospel.

But I'm still happy with my $99 sender.  If it ever needs to be
replaced, i'm only replacing the sender.

-Steve Rice

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yep.  I believe I saw a picture of Houston's fancy $400 combo unit and
> if I remember correctly it has a lever arm with a float attached for
> the fuel sender.  My guess is that a float is going to be bouncing all
> over the place as fuel moves back and forth in the tank.  What is
> ironic too is the new fuel pump/sender does away with the baffle and
> it seems like people have been preaching for years that the original
> baffle is far better than a tuna fish can.  It seems that Houston's
> new baffle is just going to be another fancy version of a tuna fish
> can.  Btw, I'm baffling fuel for my carburetor with a tuna can and it
> works great.  The only complaint I have is someone else got to eat the
> tuna.
> Their $99 fuel sender was a good value and I am very happy with my
> unit.  It works good, there is no silly TankZilla box to stash away,
> and I don't have to worry about disconnecting stuff such as a fuel
> pump or fuel lines if I ever have to replace it.  The $99 DMCH fuel
> sender takes less time to replace than it does for me to put gas in
> the car.
> If you ask me, discontinuing this product was a foolish decision on
> Houston's part.  I find this move slightly amusinge since all it is
> going to do is give Hervey some extra business.  I know who I will
> purchase my next fuel sender from if my DMCH unit fails and can't be
> repaired.  :)
> -Steve Rice
> #16510
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 7:40 AM, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Citroen use similar combined units too, in fact when I saw the unit in my Xantia the idea crossed my mind some years ago, but the problem with a lever arm based unit is that it'll be up and down like a yoyo as you drive without some electronic damping
>> Martin
>> Sent from my BlackBerry®

Steve Rice

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