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Username Post: Need to remove fuel guage sender        (Topic#344127)
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04-18-17 02:44 PM - Post#2687180    

My fuel gauge sender has developed a leak by the fitting. Any tips on changing this out. Is it easier to drop the tank? I don't have a lift. Are the senders all the same? Rubber or Cork? Thanks

Edited by carolinakid on 04-18-17 02:46 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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04-18-17 08:08 PM - Post#2687258    
    In response to carolinakid

Tri Five fuel senders can be removed without removing the tank. The fuel level should be half full or less though. The sender and fuel outlet are all in one unit located at the front of the tank, accessible from under the car.

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04-19-17 01:28 AM - Post#2687273    
    In response to 5Larry7

Thanks for the info. I noticed Danchuk sells a "Best" and a "Good" Sending Unit. Do you know what the difference is?

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04-20-17 07:48 AM - Post#2687456    
    In response to carolinakid

I would always go for best on a item like that. Get new screws with copper washers and composite gasket.

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04-20-17 07:55 PM - Post#2687539    
    In response to carolinakid

Ditto on the copper washers and new screws, the washers help seal leaks coming up the threads and out under the screw heads.


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04-21-17 01:40 AM - Post#2687562    
    In response to mike56

The better gasket IMO is rubber. Others favor cork. I believe my unit came with a cork gasket. They sell the rubber gasket as a separate item.



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