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

Thanks Jeff. I will be working on my shortly and I appreciate the info as to what to look for.
Gary Masie

----- Original Message -----
From: "drjeffcooke@xxxxxxxxxx" 
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:13 am
Subject: [DML] Re: fuel sending unit problems
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> 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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