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    Default Fuel level sender removal?

    I got the lock ring off but the thing wont budge. Any ideas?


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    The gasket is probably cemented to it... If you can't see any gasket, someone probably glued the damn thing on and you may be SOL. The gasket should be a square rubber ring about 3/16 to 1/4 thick. If all you see is metal on metal... some previous work was crap. If you can see the gasket, you might be able to get a razor bent and use that to slice through the gasket to release it then glean up the surfaces and replace the gasket. Otherwise, you may be out of luck.

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    Dang, yeah I canít see a gasket. I thought about just buying a new tank and starting anew but now I think Iíll have to if its easier. Or Iíll try dropping this tank a little. Im working on my back with the car on the ground lol so its not easy. Otherwise itíll be on the back burner for a while. The good news is that it runs but it idles a little rough and is running super rich. As far as I can see everything is back to where it should be and the o2 sensors are brand new. The cats were glowing red after a few minutes.


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    To wrap this up I ended up using a flat head and gently prying on the gasket and it popped right off! I took the sending unit out (it was disgusting looking too) and was unsurprised to see the float did in fact have a good amount of fuel in it. I swapped in a float for a fox mustang, which was exactly the same if anyone needs a new one. Hopefully that was the issue, the battery is dead or else Id test it out.


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    I actually looked up the part recently, and the 80-89 manual says "all" with the float part number, so literally every car Ford made from 1980-1989 uses that same float. Its a part number from the 60s if I remember right.

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    Hmm makes sense, its such a universal part you might as well use it across the entire lineup. I remember reading a thread on I think cvn a while back where someone said that even an old Mopar float was the same, or at least would fit.


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