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Old 03-06-2011, 11:24 PM
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Tanks & Sending units

Whats the tips for getting replacement tanks and sending units for my 94 ???
How does one know what they have to get the correct replacements.
Don't want to modify anything, stock replacement only.
I'm pretty sure the mid-ship is a 19 gallon, the rear tank I have no clue.

It appears LMC 19gal sending units are on back order ...

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Old 03-06-2011, 11:35 PM
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which one do you need Festus?
the front/midship is the smaller tank (in most cases.)like 16 gallon.
iv got a direct bolt in 23 gal poly tank in mine.aftermarket or oem? it was there when i got the truck.this site lists them;
http://car-part.com/
it had a hole,so i grabbed another one at local yard.now have a perfect sending unit/pickup for a backup too.


the rear is 19 gallon i think(it's 18 if it isn't.)
i just ordered this yesterday finally from ebay,after searching around to verify the model number;
Ford Pickup MTS Gas Tank (1985-1996) - 4253 - eBay (item 330430909128 end time Apr-01-11 07:22:27 PDT)

maybe you don't care for the poly?
it sure beats rusted out fuel tanks latter down the road.

i was just on rockauto.com looking.
you can find the replacement tanks there and sizes.
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Both, tanks and sending units ... the rear is gummed up bad, the front is pretty clean however the sending unit has been epoxied in, don't know why, I'm afraid to disolve the epoxy away without replacements handy in case it's epoxied because it's been destroyed by some monkey, I wouldn't touch it if the gauge sender worked, it does not.

I am currently running off the front tank only, no gauge.
Not a big deal, I can deal with that, but when moma says fix it, I fix it ...

We want it right, period!

FORDF250HDXLT: Let me know how that tank fits.

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I have to get a sending unit for the front tank also, the truck won't start with a 1/4 of fuel in it.
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FORDF250HDXLT: Let me know how that tank fits.
just got in from putting her in.
she fits great Festus.
a little bit narrower between the frame rails.
kinda nice actually,cus you can get your fingers down between the frame and tank to work if need be.
stock sending unit seemed to be a good fit.
haven't put any fuel in her yet.
the vent hole is smaller than stock.so im off to research this now,so i can pick up the right size.
but yeah,great fit.
rusty Maine isn't going to be attacking my tanks no more!

i now have a completely restored fuel system from and to the engine (minus injectors/ip & sending units.but no need to change those.)

edit,
can't find no info on the hole size they used for the vent valve.
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Both tanks are 19 gallons imo.
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they say it's a 19 gallon tank,but bone dry she held 18.5 right up the filler neck Festus.
im ok with this though.
for the fuel tank vent valve problem,i cured this issue,by simply reaming the hole out larger with a drill bit,so my stock would fit.

so i go to switch over to the back tank and it starts surging.i figured ah well,i figured as much since the line was empty down to the FSV of course.
well it didn't clear up,so i lifted the bed and i can see its rusted out @ the fuel pickup metal line.leaking and sucking air at the bend.
i see autozone sells these repair sections.
i wonder how hard of a job it is to replace them lines?

Help/5/16 x 4 in. double bead fuel sending unit repair line and 90 degree end (800-229) | Fuel Sending Unit Repair Kit | AutoZone.com

Help/3/8 x 4 in. double bead fuel sending unit repair line and 90 degree end (800-230) | Fuel Sending Unit Repair Kit | AutoZone.com


here's another place,that looks like it may be worthy of a call Festus:
"We Stock, Repair and Rebuild, Hard to find, Obsolete and Overpriced Fuel Sending Units."
Rebuilt Fuel Sending Unit Specialist

some other basic/general testing of them yourself here too.
im sure this help a few people fix theirs;
http://www.lonestarcorvette.com/jdt_...w%20Photos.pdf
(im gunna attach the pdf in that link here below,in case that stops working in the future.it's just good for a few tips,that's all.)
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I have the same feelings regarding the purchase of repair parts, " I want direct replacements". However, this is one repair that I was unable to locate resonably price replacement fuel tank sending units. The only ones I was able to find were NOS and the price was ridiculous.
I ended up changing both tanks to poly and purchased new sending units for a gas powered truck. The only mod I had to make was cutting off the two pin electrical plug (diesel only) for the fuel gauge and replacing it with a 4 pin electrical plug (snip,snip,solder,solder,done). I bought the replacement 4 pin plugs at NAPA pn# ECH FPC100. The senders were purchased from Advance Auto pn# (rear tank sender) FG33C $51.00 pn# (front tank sender) FG39A $54.00 Poly tanks bought on-line (best price).

My fuel guages never worked properly before, now they work correctly!
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Thanks peeps ...

On my 94 the midship is 19 gallon, behind the axle tank (rear) is 18 gallon ... That's factory spec and measured for confirmation.

I picked up a sweet rear tank laying in the mud and full of mud and water at Last Mile Auto Dismantlers in Upper Lake CA. for 25 bux, it looks nearly brand new, works awesome, exact replacement. They have mostly 80-86 stuff, very little 87-96, some sweet old RUST FREE iron of all makes sizes and shapes in this place!

The sending unit works on my rear tank, It's way out of adjustment, 1/4 tank is empty, pegged is full, replaced the pickup tube with hose, I'll not adjust the gauge untill I remove the bed, Them fuel lines are just to much of a pain to connect/disconnect.

Now all I have to do is deal with the midship tank issues, it works, it'll be left alone for now, though as I come across the country I'll be looking for a midship tank.

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