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 Post subject: Dont replace your fuel sender unit
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:26 pm 
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Ok, seems a bit strange but here it goes..


I just came back from the local ford spare parts to see about a replacement sender unit for my ED ghia as is shows different fuel levels ALL the time..

The spares guy said the sender is no longer available and I shouldn't worry about it because the plastic ring cap ($75) EA-ED will not fit back on due to a problem with the nylon made fuel tanks expanding over time between 5-10mm thus the caps,new ones included not being able to fit on...

He did say that a special size hose clamp($25) (size unknown exactly) were used but these also were known to fail/break...


A special tool was used by ford to remove the cap also as other methods, such as a screwdriver/hammer will just break the caps...


I am sure a few people have replaced there senders and I was wondering is this true?

Also,what method is best for removing the cap anyway..As a note I was reccomended to see Otto Instruments for fixing the sender unit,I think they are in Rocklea...
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:09 pm 
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Sure it the threaded part can expand but 5-10mm would be s**t.

There are plenty of people that have replaced pumps/senders with No problems, me being one of them.

I made a basic tool see below.

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:14 pm 
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i use a big screwdriver and a hammer and ive fixed about 10 in my time no dramas... replace the sender with 1 from the wreckers
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:28 pm 
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HAHAHA did you go to tingalpa or mansfeild ford??? They are f**k novices!

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:29 pm 
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Krytox's home made tool would do the trick perfectly but i didnt have the time to make one like his. So all i did was fit 2 pairs of vice grips to both sides of the boot floor opening to the cap, then used 2 large flat head screw drivers and used the vise grips as pivot points to lever off to twist the cap undone.
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:13 pm 
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no probs with the wagon but I jammed the float refitting the first time.
then I got the thing working but had a leak.
third time lucky and havent touched it for 5 years since.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:40 pm 
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Thanks guys, I thought it sounded a bit like BS..

Would it make any difference though if I put a sender unit from a 6cyl wreck into my 8cyl tank? I didn't think there were any difference in the tanks holding capacity except for perhaps Fairlane/LTD..
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:29 pm 
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I replaced my fuel pump as it died. I followed the directions in the Gregorys and made up a special tool. Worked a treat. I don't see why a V8 sender won't work in a six and visa versa.

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Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:33 pm 
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hahaha WHAT! i have removed and replace mine in my old EB my father has done it in his EA From EA to EL and maybe AU have the same bloody ring and almost use the same sender unit

 

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