RE: gas sender
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: gas sender



One thing about pure gas – it has more energy than ethanol laced fuel.  When I switched last summer the idle went up significantly on both old cars.  But my worries here in the Seattle area is how long does it sit in the ground – how many buy it for a good turn-over.  I did get some water in my “pure gas” this winter – and that was at a “Top Tier” rated brand.   And so have gone back to ethanol laced Chevron for the freshness and Techron additive...........

 

I know in the mid-west when 85% ethanol can be had – they have mixers right at the pump – choose pure gas or any percentage you want of ethanol.  That would be a better system – give us that here Chevron!

 

http://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=WA

 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of mike creglow
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2017 1:46 PM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: gas sender

 

 

On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 9:38 PM, Daniel Davids <ddavids@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

My experience changing out gas tank sending units has been to take the time to do a little measuring to see where the float sits in the empty position. It usually only takes a couple of minor bends to the rod to get it so the bottom of the float sits between 1/8 and 1/4 inch off the bottom of the tank. Doing this we’ve always gotten accurate gauge readings — better than new.

 

I should also mention that we often bypass the points-based volage device on the instrument panel and run a solid state device (smooth waveform) of exactly 5 volts in its place. This provides steady and consistent readings for the fuel quantity and water temp gauges that rely on this proper gauge voltage. 

 

The last part of getting one’s fuel supply reliably to the engine is to stay away from gasoline with ethanol in it. We are fortunate to have ethanol-free gas at a number of locations in WA. Ethanol in gas has repeatedly caused us premature failure of tank sending units, fuel pumps, and carburetors. And don’t forget to replace all the connecting bits of hose with the ethanol resistant variety. You have to personally bird dog this, because the guys behind the parts counters won’t look at the SAE numbers printed on the hose. There’s still hose out there that will get you in trouble with ethanol.

 

If you’re fastidious about the care and feeding of every bit of the fuel supply circuit from tank to carb, you’ll avoid further maintenance issues.

 

Dan in Seattle

 

 

--
--
--
Please address private email -- email of interest to only one person -- directly to that person. That is, email your parts/car transactions and negotiations, as well as other personal messages, only to the intended recipient. Do not just press "reply" and send your email to everyone using the general '62-'65 Clubhouse public email address. This practice will protect your privacy, reduce the total volume of mail and fine-tune the content signal to Mopar topic. Thanks!
 
1962 to 1965 Mopar Clubhouse Discussion Guidelines:
http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/mletiq.html and http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/general_disclaimer.html.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group.
http://groups.google.com/group/1962to1965mopars?hl=en.

---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to 1962to1965mopars+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
--
--
Please address private email -- email of interest to only one person -- directly to that person. That is, email your parts/car transactions and negotiations, as well as other personal messages, only to the intended recipient. Do not just press "reply" and send your email to everyone using the general '62-'65 Clubhouse public email address. This practice will protect your privacy, reduce the total volume of mail and fine-tune the content signal to Mopar topic. Thanks!
 
1962 to 1965 Mopar Clubhouse Discussion Guidelines:
http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/mletiq.html and http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/general_disclaimer.html.
--
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group.
http://groups.google.com/group/1962to1965mopars?hl=en.

---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to 1962to1965mopars+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.


Home Back to the Home of the Forward Look Network