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Unread 05-17-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Fuel sender connection, push-on or bolt on fitting?

I am pretty sure I have the original push on fitting for my fuel sending unit but I think a brass washers, a nylon lock nut and dialetic grease would be more secure.

If you have changed the sending unit, did you use the stock connector or improvise?

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Unread 05-17-2011, 06:58 AM   #2
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I sprayed contact cleaner in the old connector and pressed it on. It works fine.
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Unread 05-17-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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I think mine has an eyelet crimped/soldered/heatshrinked on the wire, and a S.S nut and lock washer with a glob of dielectric grease on it before and after it was assembled.. I had also done the same with a piece of wire I soldered the spade connector to the tab for the new sender's ground, which I ran up to a good ground connection near the battery.

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Unread 05-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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There is usually a push on type spade connector on the sender, that if for a ground wire.
If you are smart, you will solder that spade connector to the tab, heat shrink the connection.

I usually solder the ground down, heat shrink the connection, then put a connector out from under the top of the tank, over by the roll over valve so if I need to drop the tank in the future, I just unplug the ground connection and let the tank drop.

The senders I've worked with usually have a ring terminal for the sending unit 'Power' side.
Same thing here, with a short length of wire you can attach to the connector for the sending unit, then have a second connector out from the tank.
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