Fuel Level Sender.

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  1. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Got this saucy little minx off Martin at Capri Gear for A69. Brand new with a brand new rubber seal. Should I put anything onto the rubber to help it to seal? I will make sure that the hole it mounts into is spotlessly clean as well. Finn. SAM_9202.JPG SAM_9203.JPG
     
  2. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    a good clean dry fit should be best, both sides of the seal ..

    that return hose is not correct spec and will be a liability with new fuels !
    I reckon you do run the superior high octane (97-101) fuels, but Ethanol is still present up to 5%..
    all those little rubber bits need to be replaced with hose to spec SAE J30 R9 .. and pucka hoseclips too ...

    dont want you having spillages Mr Finn
     
  3. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks big Man! Am going to put all new hoses and clips in place. They look like OE, so better safe than sorry. Finn.
     
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    They look very tidy! will weigh up how many I need, plus fuel hose to correct spec as well. Just been trying to fit the new sender. Can't work out which way up it goes! I am selling all my spanners, Capris and spares as I obviously don't know what I am doing. Finn.
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    the sender when at rest should be pointing down, the fuel outlets up (dependent on how these are organised!)
    so basically look at the dragons teeth fitting, and work out 'righty-tighty' final destination.. then insert into tank, and twist to secure ..

    looking at the picture the mounting plate on the snder appears to have 4 holes thru - 1 appears to line up with the top of the arm .. so when fitted on the tank that hole should end at 12 o'clock ..
    the 4 holes at 3, 6, 9, & 12 o'clock as you look straight on..

    those hose clamps are good - you just need to be aware of your own external hose diameters when theyre in place .. then pick the appropriate clamp diameter ..
    and as with all hose clamps - you dont need to overtighten them !!
     
  7. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

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    I would gently warm up the rubber ring with a hair dryer, heat gun is too fierce, so rubber will compress a little bit, otherwise they are a very tight fit.
     
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    i bought the same item from Martin i gave the tank mounting area for the sender a good clean and then fitted sender in, no leaks and now i know how much fuel i havent got Mr Finn Sir
     
  9. TheRealExile

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    Can I ask how much they are ? as I believe I am in need of a new one too.
     
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    if you mail Martin he can give you a price, if you click on the CapriGear banner it will take you straight in
     
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    TheRealExile Established Member Capri Power Member

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    Cheers, I have done the obvious like clean spades/contacts.
     
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    Still not fitted mine yet! Lazy Bones Finn.
     
  13. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    :eek::eek: whit !!
     
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    I currently have stocks of both 2.8i and 2.0/3.0 fuel sender units. There isn't one currently produced for 1.6 models but you can use the 2.0/3.0 sender and simply block off the return pipe. Prices are £138 plus £8.95 U.K Mainland carriage. New rubber O Rings are supplied with the senders.
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    what makes you think you need to replace it?
    have you checked all the wiring out??
    with the ignition on, what volts do you see on a meter when you probe the Blue/Black wire when disconnected from the sender.. ??
    using a meter, set to resistance, what reading do you get on the brown wire - with the meter connected clean to the chassis ??
    have you checked inside both female connectors on the wires at tank end to see if they clean ??

    have you checked your sender itself with a meter across both pins.. clean & shiny .. sender in your hand ??
    its not always sender fault

    Too Many Folk just throwing away components without checking the circuit
     
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    TheRealExile Established Member Capri Power Member

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    Hey, this is the exact help I was after! I was simply asking how much for the worst case.

    I have cleaned all connectors etc, my volt meter has retired hurt :-( buying a new one tomorrow, 30 years I had that one... I will update my findings, not a chance I'm throwing things away without a good delve.
     
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    the one i got from Martin was for the 2.0 and as Martin rightly said just block off the return tube, i used a small piece of fuel hose and capped it off with a bolt and j/clip
     
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    I butchered a Nissan one to fit my Supra, reads more accurate than the original, does help that my BIL owns a breakers yard and l have free access, so l would look at repairing/modifying as well.
    My 2.8i one has surface corrosion on it, but I'm sure it will live again.
     

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