[DML] Re: fuel sending unit problems
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[DML] Re: fuel sending unit problems



Hi Gary,

One of the first projects I did on #6313 was to fix the fuel sending unit.  Can't be confident driving around if you can't read the fuel level. I've uploaded photos to album "Jeff's #6313" on DMCNews Photos.

There were several issues with the sending unit...

1. Dirt collecting on top of the fuel sending unit all these years corroded away the center contact on the top of the Fuel Sending Unit.  I had to fix a new contact to the top of the center post.  This was pretty tough because there was just no where to attach.  So I drilled a small hole down the center of the post (I could myself lucky to have made it work) and then screwed a connection on.

2. The sensor inside the unit was covered in deposits, white power like.  I was able to remove it with just a rub with a cloth.  These were stopping the float from easily traveling the length of the unit.

3. In the process of opening the unit I pulled the thin wire from it's connection.  I had to re-solder it back into place.

4. The electrical connector outside the unit was also covered in grease and dirt, to the point were you almost couldn't see what it was.  It cleaned up well with just soap and water, and no sign of corrosion.

Reassembly wasn't a big deal other than getting the float, wire, sensor inside the unit to stay aligned while I closed it up.

Unit has been working fine since.

Jeff

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, gmfm1@... wrote:
>
> John,
> 
> Since you repair the original fuel sending units. I was wondering if you would tell us what you have found causes the problems with the sending units. Is it corrosion, or something else?
> 
> Thanks,
> Gary Masie
> 
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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