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    Default Fuel Sender Float Repairs

    I've always had the problem of an inaccurate fuel gauge reading so in a moment of curiosity I had a look at the the sender unit and noticed that the float has a small amount of fuel in it which must be upsetting the reading. Is it possible to repair the floats or do I need to find a new one?
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    I’m guessing it will be a plastic float. Try popping the float attached to its arm, or a attach it to a piece of stiff wire, into (an old) saucepan on an electric stove top. Increase the heat (not to boiling) and watch for a trail of bubbles – the fuel will also likely vapourise and bubble out as well. Once you have ascertained where the leak is, it could be worked out if it is easy to fix, like using a hot soldering iron to seal a pinprick, or if it is a seam that has let go in the plastic moulding. Let the float cool to room temperature first – ensuring there is no fuel inside too, before sealing the leak.
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    After doing Simon's method to get the liquid out of the float.

    I would if it is brass solder the hole using the least amount of solder so as not to add to much weight, and if it is plastic use a suitable epoxy like Araldite, again using only a small amout.
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    Yes it's a plastic float. Thanks for your help guys

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    Geez. What car is it, idiot?!
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    [QUOTE=schlitzaugen;1547480]Geez. What car is it, idiot?![/QU

    Does it matter dickhead??!!
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    Obviously not to you.
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