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    This item is now recieving some long oveerdue attention.Having removed the sender I notice that the float sinks!! Also the contact between the wiper and the resistive wire is very intermittent.I.m sure this must be acommon problem all help appreciated.
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    The float, is the float itself still the cork type? Mine was then I modified the arm to acommodate the 2cv plastic float. Regarding the intermittent contacting, maby the resistive wire is getting so thin it is starting to break off? I had this problem with a friend's car, I had to replace the unit because the resistive wire part tired, i guess after 40 years of alot of work the wires are letting go..... either that or the contacts are dirty

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian woodcock View Post
    This item is now recieving some long oveerdue attention.Having removed the sender I notice that the float sinks!! Also the contact between the wiper and the resistive wire is very intermittent.I.m sure this must be acommon problem all help appreciated.
    Woody
    Hi Brian,

    i gave up on my old unit, sounds like much the same issues you have with the resistive wire. My guage worked but only read from half a tank.

    I ended up buying a new unit, problem solved but the credit card took a pounding...



    You are welcome to my old sender, if you think you may be able to make one from two, pretty sure it has a plastic float.

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    I recently bought a new sender unit and after a little adjustment of the mounting holes and 're-calibration' of the dash guage, no leaks and it works fine.
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    I scrounged the float from a C3,C5 style tank unit and fitted it to an old sender unit. You just have to make sure the shaft is crimped again to stop the retaining washer slipping off. It now works correctly. I would think you could clean the winding as the windings may be partly shorted by carbon. If they are worn, there's little you can do except replace it. You may be able to buy the correct type of resistance wire somewhere, but another sender is obviously easier.

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    Thanks for all the help,Chris is sending me his old unit with a floatig float (mine is cork)
    thenI.ll try cleaning up the contacts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian woodcock View Post
    Thanks for all the help,Chris is sending me his old unit with a floatig float (mine is cork)
    thenI.ll try cleaning up the contacts.
    Woody
    Should be posted today, it actually looks better than I thought, I think with a good clean it might be a goer

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