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Author: Subject: Future proofing a fuel sender
scudderfish

posted on 21/4/24 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
Future proofing a fuel sender

I've recently fitted a new fuel tank to the Fury, and the sender got stuck in a high position. It had been sitting around for circa 10 years and I assume some corrosion built up.
Old fuel sender
Old fuel sender


I dropped the tank, took it out and gave it a good spray with electrical cleaner (which I should have done before). Before I put it all back together, is there anything else I should do to it so I'm not dropping the tank again in a short while?

Regards,
David

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gremlin1234

posted on 23/4/24 at 07:15 PM Reply With Quote
fuel senders commonly have the sender part submerged in the liquid fuel
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SteveWalker

posted on 23/4/24 at 11:51 PM Reply With Quote
I replaced mine with a stainless steel disk, with three tubes silver-soldered in (return and two pickups at different heights, to give a reserve). I also cut a hole in the disk, for a separate magnetic float and reed switch sensor - that has nothing exposed to corrode.
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adithorp

posted on 24/4/24 at 05:09 PM Reply With Quote
I've never seen one sieze. Are you sure it wasnt the float that got caught up on the side of the tank or a baffle?
I've got an access hole in my boot floor (with cover plate) so I can get at the sender without removing the tank. It's awkward but easier than dropping the tank.





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