80 series fuel tank sender unit

Submitted: Monday, May 27, 2013 at 15:19
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Does anyone know or had a issue with there fuel sender as mine is stuck on half the orange low light still comes on would this be the sender or gauge and can you access this from in side the car or is it tank out job
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 17:34

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 17:34
depending on which tank, both can be accessed from within cabin, tanks dont need to be emptied.
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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 17:51

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 17:51
Hmm the gauge on my main tank is malfunctioning - it's stuck on empty - so the odometer is my fuel gauge now. Regards Toni
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Reply By: peter r14 - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:36

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:36
Cheers Dozer that's what I was after have you done this job before if so what's the tricks I need to know thanks
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Reply By: peter r14 - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:37

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:37
Cheers Dozer have you done this job before if so what tricks do I need to know thanks
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 08:27

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 08:27
Peter,

I had a simular problem, fuel gauge was stuck on 1/4 full all the time. This was in the main tank, 90lt.

The problem was a internal baffle had worked loose and was stopping the sender unit float from moving.

To fix the problem I had to gain access to the tank, this was done from inside the vehicle. If you lift the back seats up and remove the floor covering you will find a cover plate. Remove the plate and the top of the tank and sender unit will be seen. You can remove the sender unit and with it still wired up the unit should move and the fuel gauge still work.

The next step is to find the baffle plate that has worked loose and remove it. I had to put my hand into the tank where I had removed the sender unit from and locate the baffle. Working the baffle back and forward I was able to break it away from the tank.

It is a tight fit and my arm was scratched up a bit but the problem was fixed.

I hope this is the solution to your problem.

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Reply By: peter r14 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:12

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:12
Thank you Wayne this does sound like the problem as a new sender is worth 300 and the bloke said they very rarely sell any because there so good this is great news I'll take a look on weekend cheers mate
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Reply By: peter r14 - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 08:38

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 08:38
Hi Dozer this was a while back but finally got to look at me fuel tank you were spot on being a lose baffle and also spot on say a prick of a job and getting cut up in procees but al done works fine .
Cheers Mate
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