Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Diesel Topics Only

Fuel Tank Sending Units

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #46  
Old 08-17-2014, 06:10 PM
baja-dean baja-dean is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 19
baja-dean is starting off with a positive reputation.
i have figured out how to salvage any bad pcb in the sender to give another 30 years of use. you basically remove the dielectric between the resistor and the bad area and shift the pcb over 1/16 of an inch and there is room. I just did it and it worked.

also the floats have a design problem, the wire holder at the end is bent to much applying pressure to the float. Over time and sloshing around this causes a hole, I fixed mine by soldering the hole shut and soldering to the wire holder as a solid unit now.

and third I put in a filter in the tank and that one has been working for a few years too. why put in a ford pick up that we know had a design problem.

I discuss these in more detail at the below link on the subject.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/98...t-options.html
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-12-2015, 10:51 PM
Chevy_Eater's Avatar
Chevy_Eater Chevy_Eater is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,449
Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.
Here's a heads up, there's a guy that's selling, (and presumably manufacturing), the until now impossible to find front tank sending unit for the '85-'86 diesels.


I just ordered one, convinced myself I can afford it right now. If self doesn't kick me in the butt later I'll report on quality when it arrives.
__________________
-Niles
1985 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x4, 7.3 IDI,ZF5
1986 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x2 6.9 IDI C6
1992 F350 CC dually 7.3L IDI, E40D Sold!

Quote:
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince!

Last edited by Chevy_Eater; 01-17-2015 at 02:49 PM. Reason: Removed link.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-13-2015, 04:17 AM
d-day's Avatar
d-day d-day is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Manteca
Posts: 592
d-day is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevy_Eater View Post
Here's a heads up, there's a guy that's selling, (and presumably manufacturing), the until now impossible to find front tank sending unit for the '85-'86 diesels.

Video Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171515899205?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I just ordered one, convinced myself I can afford it right now. If self doesn't kick me in the butt later I'll report on quality when it arrives.
Awesome, I was actually looking to replace my broken front sending unit. Nice find I'll also be dropping the $ on that, I hate not knowing what's in the front tank.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 01-13-2015, 08:53 AM
Chevy_Eater's Avatar
Chevy_Eater Chevy_Eater is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,449
Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by d-day View Post
Awesome, I was actually looking to replace my broken front sending unit. Nice find I'll also be dropping the $ on that, I hate not knowing what's in the front tank.
I KWYM, I've been driving on weird fuel level readings since I got the truck. As mentioned earlier in the thread the rear ones are available @ LMC, but until now the fronts were NLA. Looks like someone noticed the void and filled it.

Note though, it does not come with the Cone of Failure so you'll have to add it or the hose fix to the pickup.
__________________
-Niles
1985 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x4, 7.3 IDI,ZF5
1986 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x2 6.9 IDI C6
1992 F350 CC dually 7.3L IDI, E40D Sold!

Quote:
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 01-13-2015, 09:19 AM
Gettysburg150's Avatar
Gettysburg150 Gettysburg150 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 587
Gettysburg150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Does it look decent? Both our diesel's suffer from bouncing gauge syndrome. $139 is a little steep for me right now but if its gonna work it may be worth it
__________________
1990 F350 XLT Lariat 7.3 IDI ZF5 NP205
1989 E250 Club Wagon XLT 7.3 IDI E4OD
1971 F100 Custom FE360 NP435
1969 F100 Custom FE360 NP435 Dana 20
2008 Focus DD, 5 speed
Jason
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 01-13-2015, 09:30 AM
Chevy_Eater's Avatar
Chevy_Eater Chevy_Eater is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,449
Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gettysburg150 View Post
Does it look decent? Both our diesel's suffer from bouncing gauge syndrome. $139 is a little steep for me right now but if its gonna work it may be worth it
I haven't gotten it yet, just ordered it yesterday when I posted this, but when it arrives I'll report on quality.

I hear you, then add the shipping, then sales tax for me since it's from California, it came out to $167. I probably shouldn't have bought it, it's that time of year I dole out for insurances and taxes so money's tight right now. But I know often when I procrastinate I loose; so I figured I'd grab it while it was available.
__________________
-Niles
1985 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x4, 7.3 IDI,ZF5
1986 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x2 6.9 IDI C6
1992 F350 CC dually 7.3L IDI, E40D Sold!

Quote:
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince!
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 01-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Bonanza35 Bonanza35 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Norco,CA
Posts: 5,150
Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.Bonanza35 has a very good reputation on FTE.
To bad they didn't make it for the vans. I have an 86 and either tank has worked right since new. One goes to quarter tank and the other doesn't register at all. I just figure so many miles for tank and refill. Sucks, Dealer at the time said it wasn't covered on wariinity.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 01-17-2015, 02:54 PM
Chevy_Eater's Avatar
Chevy_Eater Chevy_Eater is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,449
Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.
Okay, update. DO NOT BUY! I removed the link.

Arrived today, as soon as I have it out of the box I can see it's the wrong one; not the one in the picture. The unit received is for a gasser, has the electric fuel pump mount and wiring.

Thinking it may just be an honest mistake I have sent a message to the seller, but upon reviewing his feedback I can see he has a history of shipping the wrong parts and not responding to buyers.

Probably going to have to open a case on this one.
__________________
-Niles
1985 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x4, 7.3 IDI,ZF5
1986 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x2 6.9 IDI C6
1992 F350 CC dually 7.3L IDI, E40D Sold!

Quote:
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince!
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 01-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Gettysburg150's Avatar
Gettysburg150 Gettysburg150 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 587
Gettysburg150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the update, sorry you had to be the guinea pig

So can you salvage the board and swap it over to the original level sender?
__________________
1990 F350 XLT Lariat 7.3 IDI ZF5 NP205
1989 E250 Club Wagon XLT 7.3 IDI E4OD
1971 F100 Custom FE360 NP435
1969 F100 Custom FE360 NP435 Dana 20
2008 Focus DD, 5 speed
Jason
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 01-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Chevy_Eater's Avatar
Chevy_Eater Chevy_Eater is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,449
Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.
Not going to try, for nearly $200 it's going back. If I want to try that idea (I may, I've read some people have done it) I'm sure I can get a gasser unit much cheaper.

Seller has yet to respond to me, but ebay gave me a return label so in the mail it goes tomorrow.
__________________
-Niles
1985 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x4, 7.3 IDI,ZF5
1986 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x2 6.9 IDI C6
1992 F350 CC dually 7.3L IDI, E40D Sold!

Quote:
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince!
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 01-19-2015, 08:54 PM
bhambulldog's Avatar
bhambulldog bhambulldog is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 47
bhambulldog is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevy_Eater View Post
You are correct Coolbean, removing the bed is the way to go, I'm done with dropping fuel tanks and eating rust and dirt and trying not to ruin the wiring and lines.

I did this recently on my S15, was easy as could be, but of course the F250 is quite larger and heavier. In this picture this is how I had the straps set up for removal. It looks precarious because it was. It worked, but the cherry picker was off balance because it was fully extended. When I put the bed back on I just hooked the picker to the middle and front straps and used a ratchet strap on the rear strap and raised it to the boom that way. Was much more stabler that time.

Any way, like I said it was pretty much a dry run, next time it comes off I'll hopefully have the circuit boards, a leaf spring to replace the broken one, and a set of shocks. Might as well do it all at once while it's easy to get to.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Just for fun, the S15:

Click the image to open in full size.
Great Thread !!!
I just read most of it.

Maybe this was covered and I missed it.
But,
I've a question about raising the bed;
Would it be possible to use such an engine hoist on the side of the truck?
rather than the rear?
It seems that that would allow the boom to be shortened. Increasing the leverage of the boom. (or, decreasing the leverage of the lifted bed....

Just a thought.

Any way, it's a fix I need to make on mine. Thanks for the details,. And, the follow up..
__________________
James "Bulldog" Miller
1990 Ford F250 IDI 7.3L XLT Lariat
1955 Buick Roadmaster
2003 Dodge Durango
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 01-19-2015, 09:58 PM
Chevy_Eater's Avatar
Chevy_Eater Chevy_Eater is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,449
Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.
I suppose it could be done that way, you'd have to find the correct center of gravity so it doesn't tip to one side or the other.

But then the problem you'd have is not being able to drive out from under it and I don't like working under a suspended load.

I said this up there, but I can't stress enough you have to keep safety in mind if you do it like I did up there. The S15 was nothing, easy as could be; the Ford was awkward and wobbly. If you could find an additional way to support the bed and/or anchor the legs of the hoist you'd be in much better shape safety wise.
__________________
-Niles
1985 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x4, 7.3 IDI,ZF5
1986 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x2 6.9 IDI C6
1992 F350 CC dually 7.3L IDI, E40D Sold!

Quote:
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince!
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 01-19-2015, 10:17 PM
bhambulldog's Avatar
bhambulldog bhambulldog is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 47
bhambulldog is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chevy_Eater View Post
I suppose it could be done that way, you'd have to find the correct center of gravity so it doesn't tip to one side or the other.

But then the problem you'd have is not being able to drive out from under it and I don't like working under a suspended load.

I said this up there, but I can't stress enough you have to keep safety in mind if you do it like I did up there. The S15 was nothing, easy as could be; the Ford was awkward and wobbly. If you could find an additional way to support the bed and/or anchor the legs of the hoist you'd be in much better shape safety wise.
Point well taken.
Absolutely, the truck should be out from under the bed.

Edit,
I see now what you mean. The legs were under the truck and you pulled away from the hoist. \
My Idea would require some kind of ramp over the legs of the hoist. ...
__________________
James "Bulldog" Miller
1990 Ford F250 IDI 7.3L XLT Lariat
1955 Buick Roadmaster
2003 Dodge Durango
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 01-19-2015, 10:25 PM
Chevy_Eater's Avatar
Chevy_Eater Chevy_Eater is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,449
Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.Chevy_Eater has a good reputation on FTE.
Or dig a small trench the legs could sit in so they're flush with the ground.

It's a thought...
__________________
-Niles
1985 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x4, 7.3 IDI,ZF5
1986 F-250 Lariat Ex-Cab 4x2 6.9 IDI C6
1992 F350 CC dually 7.3L IDI, E40D Sold!

Quote:
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince!
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 01-19-2015, 11:04 PM
sherwin johnson's Avatar
sherwin johnson sherwin johnson is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Inman KS
Posts: 404
sherwin johnson is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hoist wouldn't go high enough before the side of the bed hit the beam on the hoist. IMO. If you do it from the rear you remove the tailgate and have that much more clearance.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2015, 11:04 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wheels 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 04-13-2004 01:08 AM
is this common 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 11-12-2002 02:38 AM
Wheelbase 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 01-14-2002 10:06 AM
Overheating 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 03-11-2001 11:13 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L)

Tags
1985, 1989, 28, 4x4, 73l, diesel, f250, f350, ford, fuel, ranger, sending, tank, truck, unit

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup