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#101 gaffer1986

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:29 AM

Where did it go?

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

dunno, made its way to the road i guess, took about 5 tracks days ;)  im not sure how its all put together under there.  think theres a panel with holes in it under the fuel tank.

 

the rivet was sliding around ontop of the fuel tank, was pretty annoying.  but there was no way i was taking it all to pieces again. i blew 2 fuel pumps (loom damage) and then when i fitted the 2nd one the float got stuck on 16 litres..............

 

 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:29 PM

I bet that was annoying, I hope my float doesn't get stuck, can't see how it could to be honest?

 

I've refitted the aluminium cut out, made to measure  :)

 

33530058136_472d4cca9d_k.jpg20170321_140355 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr

 

The heat proof silicone sealant

 

33530057756_7094d2d0c7_k.jpg20170321_141505 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr

 

I'll also put some duck tape around it for good measure when it's dry.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

you put that silicone on before refitting the round cover, right?



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:28 PM

i dont know what this is called.   but the electrical measure thing the other end of the float rubs against moved up and down with the float.  the plastic clip holding it in place broke off somehow............. 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:27 PM

you put that silicone on before refitting the round cover, right?


No, the plate held it in place. The silicone is just to stop it vibrating and making noises. Plus adds a bit more strength. I think this is better than having the trim not fitting properly.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:28 PM

i dont know what this is called.   but the electrical measure thing the other end of the float rubs against moved up and down with the float.  the plastic clip holding it in place broke off somehow............. 


That sucks! Well I'm sending my housing back to Vocky with a working fuel sender if you want to contact him about it.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:50 PM

i dont know what this is called.   but the electrical measure thing the other end of the float rubs against moved up and down with the float.  the plastic clip holding it in place broke off somehow............. 



That sucks! Well I'm sending my housing back to Vocky with a working fuel sender if you want to contact him about it.


Thanks for the offer. I fixed it with a cable tie 3rd time of asking :)

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:36 AM

NO luck

What I get is if I press the fuel cut off switch, and try starting - it fires, runs for a few seconds and cuts out. Press fuel cut off again and try - no start. So then I remove fuse to rest EML leave for 20- 30 mins and try again after pressing fuel cut off switch again - same thing runs then stops.

Battery is fully charged, and it has a Battery status indicator - which is green.

Any thoughts?

 

Hi, Im having this issue now. Can you remember what the solution was?



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

Did you get any error codes?

In turned out to be that the immobiliser mechanism on the steering column had a poor fitting / corroded connectors.

It removed steering column covers and removed the immobiliser unit and refitted, which cleaned the connectors enough to ensure good contact. Car restarted first time. No more problems until 2 years later when I repeated exercise and fixed it again. No problems since then.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:20 AM

Now immortalised in PDF format on the Wikisite smile.gif

wikisite fuel pump replacement guide

Anyone know if this pdf exists anywhere?



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:47 AM

I bet that was annoying, I hope my float doesn't get stuck, can't see how it could to be honest?

 

I've refitted the aluminium cut out, made to measure  :)

 

33530058136_472d4cca9d_k.jpg20170321_140355 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr

 

The heat proof silicone sealant

 

33530057756_7094d2d0c7_k.jpg20170321_141505 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr

 

I'll also put some duck tape around it for good measure when it's dry.

 

That is a very ugly cutout :(



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:33 PM

I still have the original photos and can edit the original posts if anyone is interested, photobucket strikes again.



#114 pete-r

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:18 PM





I bet that was annoying, I hope my float doesn't get stuck, can't see how it could to be honest?
 
I've refitted the aluminium cut out, made to measure  :)
 
33530058136_472d4cca9d_k.jpg20170321_140355 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr
 
The heat proof silicone sealant
 
33530057756_7094d2d0c7_k.jpg20170321_141505 by Richard Fanders, on Flickr
 
I'll also put some duck tape around it for good measure when it's dry.

 
That is a very ugly cutout :(
You want to round off the corners of the hole, or the panel will fold or splay in an impact.

I found the neatest way was to use ally rivnuts and bolt an oversized plate over the hole and down the side. A bead of silicon was incase of any smell or fumes coming through.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 10:06 AM

I still have the original photos and can edit the original posts if anyone is interested, photobucket strikes again.

If you could Neil, that would be appreciated chinky chinky

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:09 PM

 

I still have the original photos and can edit the original posts if anyone is interested, photobucket strikes again.

If you could Neil, that would be appreciated chinky chinky

 

 

photos are back  :D 

 

photobucket is not :lol:
 






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