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Tightening the Fuel Level Sender

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How do I tighten the fuel level sender? I’m thinking there is a specialized tool?

I removed my sender unit to have the tank blasted and coated with a plastic material, and now I’m getting a lot of resistance trying to tighten it. I’ve been able to rotate it a bit using a screwdriver, but any other recommendations?

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Put a little silicone grease on the rubber seal; it won't hurt the rubber and will make turning the sender's bayonet lock much easier--and keep the seal from bunching up.  If you don't have any silicone grease, a little dab of "Personal Lubricant" (AKA KY Jelly) will work too.  That stuff is also great for...fitting radiator hoses.  

 

mike

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6 hours ago, mike said:

That stuff is also great for...fitting radiator hoses.  

 

Fitting them where?

 

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10 hours ago, mike said:

Put a little silicone grease on the rubber seal;

Silicone in the intake air or fuel will eat you WB's lunch if there is one installed.

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The screwdrivers work great to remove the unit, but replacing it is a little more tedious.  

@barrettN made that great tool (in post link above) which I copied.  Soooo easy to push down and turn.   I think the plumbing part was $3.00.

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I think I started with a bit of downward pressure and a twist to engage, then used a shop-towel over the tip of a broad screwdriver set into an outer groove, and a rubber mallet to tap the back of the handle to convince it to rotate the rest of the way. But, I like the official Halboyles recommendation.

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