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post #1 of 7 Old 01-08-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Lookin for a source for a QUALITY Fuel Sending Unit

I'm getting frustrated.

The after market sending units for the CJ gas tanks ARE JUNK and only last 18 to 24 months. (I think I may have bought the last 2 from 4wd Hardware)

The problem is the white plastic float is made of the thinnest plastic ever. So after a SHORT period of time they develop a pinhole and fill with fuel, thus they will no longer float accordingly, which in turn will read that the tank is low on fuel.

So.....with all that said.....might anyone know of a source for a GOOD QUALITY sending unit that'll last longer than 18 months????


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post #2 of 7 Old 01-08-2010, 09:06 PM
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I'm getting frustrated.

The after market sending units for the CJ gas tanks ARE JUNK and only last 18 to 24 months. (I think I may have bought the last 2 from 4wd Hardware)

The problem is the white plastic float is made of the thinnest plastic ever. So after a SHORT period of time they develop a pinhole and fill with fuel, thus they will no longer float accordingly, which in turn will read that the tank is low on fuel.

So.....with all that said.....might anyone know of a source for a GOOD QUALITY sending unit that'll last longer than 18 months????


Thanks
I am not sure of a exact answer for you. But in the past I remember reading something about swaping out the float for a metal one. Now I cant really remember where I read that, but someone should hopefully chime in with a remedy!
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-08-2010, 10:31 PM
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i heard that too. someone swapped in one from a ford sending unit. it was metal or something. I got one from oreillys and it lasted maybe a whole week.

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Replace the plastic float on the sending unit with a Ford brass float. Here's the part number: COAZ-9202-B.

Your local Ford stealership should have it for about 5 or 6 bucks.


I would also steer away from Omix or Crown sending units.

MTS brand sending units is an option.

It has been awhile, so I'd call them (800-522-1622) and make sure they still make them here in the U.S.

They cost a few bucks more than Omix/Crown, but seem to be worth it so far....

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perfect!

I'll try the ford brass float route


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The brass float should be the same as one for a '94 F150. I had to replace one on a F150 I had 10 yaers ago, and the local parts store had them.
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