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    Senior Member BABIS's Avatar
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    Cracked fuel sender

    Hello guys,

    I recently bought a used working fuel sender, but unfortunately the plastic tube now has a crack due to shipping damage:

    IMG_20170319_215754_resized_20170320_125506642.jpg IMG_20170319_215800_resized_20170320_125507920.jpg

    I already have one of the newer fuel sender (actually one from the first release, known to be a little longer) but I prefer the operation of the original units.

    So, is the plastic tube repairable or replaceable? I'd like to hear some feedbacks from who attempted this job before.

    Thanks
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    Do you think the crack will get worse if you install it as is in the tank? The sender will still work with a crack like that, assuming the portion sliding up and down on the inside of the tube doesn't catch the edge of that crack and get stuck.

    You could glue it, but you'd need some sort of glue that is immune to the affects of sitting in gas, which I'm not sure there is one of those.
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    ow about the 5 second fix. That bonding agent that hardens with the uv light. I'm not sure if it stands up in fuel but maybe Wroth a try. My Walmart sells it of the shelf.

    Just a thought mind you. Dave B

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABIS View Post
    Hello guys,

    I recently bought a used working fuel sender, but unfortunately the plastic tube now has a crack due to shipping damage:

    IMG_20170319_215754_resized_20170320_125506642.jpg IMG_20170319_215800_resized_20170320_125507920.jpg

    I already have one of the newer fuel sender (actually one from the first release, known to be a little longer) but I prefer the operation of the original units.

    So, is the plastic tube repairable or replaceable? I'd like to hear some feedbacks from who attempted this job before.

    Thanks
    Hi Babis,
    I have an extra tube if you want it.
    Feel free to PM me.

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    fuel sender

    Could a small hose clamp hold it enough to
    make it work?......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Spoiler View Post
    Could a small hose clamp hold it enough to
    make it work?......
    A few tie wraps around it should hold it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta DeLorean View Post
    A few tie wraps around it should hold it together.
    Difficult to do anything like that, it fits tightly into the hole on top of the tank. If the crack doesn't snag the float you should be OK with the crack.
    David Teitelbaum

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    What is the outside dia?

    Heat shrink tubing available up to 4.35"

    http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...odrL9uEg%3d%3d
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    clamp

    reach through the fuel pump hole
    and put the hose clamp on.....

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    Senior Member BABIS's Avatar
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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    I disassembled the tube and the internals appear to be in good condition

    IMG_20170321_212425_resized_20170322_125537581.jpg IMG_20170321_212441_resized_20170322_125536247.jpg IMG_20170321_212454_resized_20170322_125538890.jpg
    VIN 4502

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