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peter scott



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Location: Edinburgh

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a new car.

Very smart.

Peter
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norustplease



Joined: 11 Apr 2011
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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being tired of guessing how much fuel I had, I bit thebullet and dropped the fuel tank. Earthing the feed prior to this had shown that the gauge was working, and so it had to be the sender.
I syphoned the tank dry and tipped most of it into the other cars, then undid the four bolts and dropped it down.
The old sender had a detached (snapped) connector between the coil and the outside terminal. It could possibly have been repaired, but I had already got hold of a new one, and so swapped them and put it all back.
Tipping five litres in showed no appreciable movement of the needle, but it did at least show some signs of life when the ignition was switched on.
I drove to ASDA and filled her up. I was pleased to see the needle swing across to full.
Excellent.
I can live without the oil light, I always check the oil on all my classics prior to taking them out and I am not particularly keen to start taking off the front wing and disconnecting electrics, in order to replace the sender, or reconnect the wire. Maybe next summer!!!
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