Fuel Level Sender Unit

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Fuel Level Sender Unit

Post by Tom Wilson » Mon Dec 02, 2002 8:36 pm

I need to repair my sender unit and wanted to know if Tom was happy with the John Wolf Company.

Also, I am a little confused as to what happened to cause your sender to stick. The diagram posted on the site makes it very clear that the sender bar was hitting a baffle inside the tank, but wasn't that baffle always there? My sender is straight like yours, so I would assume that this is the correct configuration and that it worked at some time. The bend you made is a clean and simple fix; I am just curious as to what changed to make the original configuration no longer functional.

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Post by tyang » Mon Dec 02, 2002 10:13 pm

Hi Tom,

My original sender was not straight like the one I now have. It had a joint that had the sender pivot from the bottom (see diagram.)
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John Wolf Company did a good job at fixing my sender, and when I move the arm through its full motion, the gauge reads through its full range. They obviously got the resistance in the sender right.

Tom

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Post by Tom Wilson » Mon Dec 02, 2002 10:24 pm

That makes perfect sense now. I took another look at my sender and as you said, it does pivot from the bottom. If it needs to be replaced instead of fixed, I will make the same bend.

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Post by tyang » Mon Dec 02, 2002 10:39 pm

Hi Tom,

Are you sure you can't fix what you have? The accuracy will be better than bending it.

Tom

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Post by Tom Wilson » Mon Dec 02, 2002 11:12 pm

I am attempting to get mine fixed, and think it will be. I just said that if it had to be replaced with a top mounted unit, I will know how to bend it!

Why did you replace yours with a top mounted arm instead of the lower version?

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Post by tyang » Tue Dec 03, 2002 12:38 am

I unfortunately misplaced it somewhere in the move between shops during my restoration!

Tom

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