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Hot!MK2 Fuel Sender

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2016/10/09 19:37:18 (permalink)
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MK2 Fuel Sender

Just pulled the fuel sender out of my mk2 escort drop tank and it's pretty well toasted.
Anyone know of any replacements that will do the job. Wondered if ford used them in any other models.
I have read the UK version of the sender is hard to come by but wondered if the Aussie drop tank version
Was any different.
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2016/10/09 23:24:33 (permalink)
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    Why is the sender "toasted"?
    Should all be repairable.
     
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2016/10/10 18:15:59 (permalink)
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    Hey Peter,
     
    Would be very happy if you are right on this one. Took a couple of photos of the senders current state. 
    The next question (if you believe it is repairable) is can you recommend anyone to fix it for me. Knowing
    my abilities I am happy to out source the repairs to get it back up and sending again...

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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2016/10/11 07:44:24 (permalink)
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    Everything is fixable. It is just time and money.
    Looks almost brand new to me.
     
    Assuming the float still works all you will need is:
    - a new seal to the tank. Any good spare parts shop or carburettor reconditioner should be able to help.
    - a new fuel filter. Any good spare parts shop or carburettor reconditioner should be able to help.
    - a new resistor card. MIA Instruments at Maryong NSW (Blacktown in western Sydney) should be able to help you with that. Or if you know a good electrician he can check the resistance wire specs and rewire using the same card (assuming it is not damaged).
     
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2016/10/11 17:45:46 (permalink)
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    Apologies I have given you incorrect info.
     
    The company is:
    MIS Instrument Service
    Ph: 9621-8190.
     

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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2016/10/11 19:22:06 (permalink)
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    Thanks for that Peter. I really appreciate it. Long list of jobs to do so it is a big help to get pointed in the right direction.
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2016/10/25 10:43:12 (permalink)
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    Check the instrument voltage regulator. 
    It is a "thermal" type regulator using a bimetallic strip contact to drop the voltage used by the fuel and temperature gauges. The output of this regulator is a pulsed voltage that averages down to around 5.6v rms.
    It looks like yours may have failed and placed 12v across the gauge and sender ?
    That would have the effect, on the sender, of burning it out.  The gauge may have been damaged as well.
    As a test...
    If you connect a 22 ohm (1watt) resistor from the fuel sender wire to ground (chassis) your fuel gauge should show about 1/2 full.
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2016/10/25 18:44:20 (permalink)
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    Does anyone know the resistance figures for full/ empty on underbelly escort tanks. Got some new gauges and want to know if they are compatible. Thanks,
    Len
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2019/07/14 20:42:44 (permalink)
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    Has anyone had a fuel sender unit repaired lately. Google says that MIS Instrument Services is permanently closed. Just wondering if there is a good alternative place?
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2019/07/16 19:49:17 (permalink)
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    Regarding the fuel sender it’s supposed to be 90 ohms empty and 10 ohms when full according to Ford. In the real world mine reads 75 - 15 respectively. My VDO gauge is matched to the sender and works fine. According to VDO the sender should be 90 - 10 ohms.

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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2019/07/16 21:22:21 (permalink)
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    Thanks Paul.
     
    I have two spares which, from memory, never worked consistently. I think I will try to do some testing before taking them anywhere.
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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2019/07/31 21:18:50 (permalink)
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    The wires on my sending unit are broken. I've put it back in the car for the time being.
    I did look for replacements and Jeep sender units on amazon were around the same ohms and had both the fuel send/return lines.
    Was considering taking a punt on one of them, just need to size a few up to get one that matches our drop tanks.
    Example: https://www.amazon.com/MTS-JPSU-3-Jeep-J-Truck-Sending/dp/B008SH4BXY
     
    I did have one saved that was a perfect match but seem to have misplaced the link... 

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    Re: MK2 Fuel Sender 2019/07/31 23:39:05 (permalink)
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    I have noticed reproduction units for XB/XC Falcons on eBay and wondered if they could be adapted to suit an Escort. The pick up pipe would have to be cut down and possibly float level adjusted but given the XC Falcon is from the same make and era perhaps all else would work?
     
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-FALCON-5-16-FUEL-TANK-SENDER-UNIT-SUIT-LATE-XB-XC-SEDAN-COUPE-STANDARD-TANK/331902500136?hash=item4d46ee3d28:g:Wv0AAOSwzJ5XffQM
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