Fuel sender units

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Fuel sender units

Postby andref on Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:22 pm

Hi Folks

What sender units are you guys all using? My car has an Escort Mk2 (I think) unit which features both the level sender as well as the pickup and return pipes. The sender is a bit worn around the middle so when the tank is half full it often reads empty for a while. This is my second used unit so would rather like to get something a bit newer. Any ideas? I don't really want to drill the tank for a second pickup so the combined unit is nice. Seems like new units are just not freely available (eBay from time to time) and are likely to get more pricy as they get fewer.

Thanks
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Re: Fuel sender units

Postby muller on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:55 pm

My fuel sender unit is 100% reliable, dirt cheap and readily available...
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Re: Fuel sender units

Postby BradW on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:27 pm

muller wrote:My fuel sender unit is 100% reliable, dirt cheap and readily available...
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LOL

These are perfect IN THE PITS, but like Neil found out at Kyalami they don't work well on track :-)

Having said that I have a perfect in car sender and guage, but still ran out of fuel just before Neil :-(

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Re: Fuel sender units

Postby andref on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:09 pm

Hey muller, very cool gauge. Looks like the more upmarket "Beech" range.

Does it come with a dash mount kit?


Oh wait, ... found one :D

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Re: Fuel sender units

Postby muller on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:09 pm

LOL!

Back to your question, most people that do have fuel gauges tend to use generic after market gauges that are typically mounted from the top which would require some drilling.
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