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 Post subject: what is this object? found in the fuel tank
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:40 am 
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the fuel guage on the ef falcon stop working. it just sat on empty with the warning light illuminated. decide to investigate on the weekend. after pulling out the fuel pump/sender unit from the fuel tank i noticed the sender unit float was stuck inside a black tube thing about 30cm long. once removing this object the fuel guage starting working again. my question is what is it? and more importantly where in the fuel tank is this thing suppose to go? any help much appreciated. i've got a copy of the Gregorys manual and didn't find any mention of any object like this. i've attached photo.

 

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:42 am 
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another photo .....

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: what is this object? found in the fuel tank
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:21 pm 
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It looks XXX rated. lol
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Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Had a customer that had the exact same problem. Pretty sure that bit you have goes up the tank's filler neck. From memory we just left it out because it wasn't important.
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 Post subject: Re: what is this object? found in the fuel tank
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:47 pm 
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does it have a ball in the end of it??
looks like the end of a siphon hose,,
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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:37 pm 
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it go's on the inside of the filler neck and acts like a guide when the tank is empty,i presume to stop the fuel splashing around too much to help the vapor levels to stay down,we all know vapor is dangerous.
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Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:47 pm 
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chicho11 wrote:
It looks XXX rated. lol

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