Fuel Level Sending Unit - What is the lastest, greatest fix? - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by Live Oak, this thread has received 7 replies and been viewed 6082 times.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
Professional Grouch
 
Live Oak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Turnbow Hollow, Tennessee
Posts: 18
Points: 414
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Fuel Level Sending Unit - What is the lastest, greatest fix?

My fuel level sending unit is bad. (shows 1/3 of a tank of fuel when the engine runs out of fuel) This is apparently a VERY common failure problem and apparently the replacement fuel level sending units are just as unreliable if not worse.

I have read up on a few capacitance type fuel level sensors and installing marine fuel level indicators.

I was not able to get a fuel sender when I had the tank off this weekend installing the Air Dog 150. If I have to drop the fuel tank to fix this problem, I want to fix it the RIGHT way ONCE.

What is the latest greatest fix for this problem?

Mine-2002 2500 SLT Laramie, 4x4, ETH/DEE, F1 Mach 1.6 injectors, Edge EZ, Cummins eBrake, Air Dog 150, ISSPRO Gauges,BHAF, Outterware Prefilter, heat shield, DSS, Dark Garnet Red, 3.54 diff. gears, Westin Sportsman Brush Guard, Westin Sportsman Nerf Bars, Rhino Liner, White Night backup Light, 295/75R-16's, Passport 8500i radar/laser detector. NRA Benefactor Life Member, NAHC, NSSA, NSCA Life Member, RWVA Member

Hers-2001.5 2500 SLT Laramie, 4x4, ETH/DEE, 3.54 diff. gears, Vulcan 1/2" Big Line Kit w/frame relocated Aertex lift pump, ISSPRO fuel pressure gauge, Side Trax Nerf Bars, Bed Liner, B&W Turnover Ball Hitch, Delta Aluminum Bed Box, Design Tech 50 watt backup lamps.
Live Oak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 06:09 PM
stock is boring
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Franklin co.,PA
Posts: 214
Points: 17,923
Thanks: 9
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
If you are going aftermarket for a sender you can custom order one from ISSPRO. I have had very good luck with their ULTIMATE FUEL LEVEL SENDERS. You will have to do some customizing to install in the original location.
dragnsled is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2009, 07:07 PM
2nd Gen Guru
 
Mopar1973Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Meadows, Idaho
Posts: 2,641
Points: 54,970
Thanks: 9
Thanked 140 Times in 131 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Mopar1973Man
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragnsled View Post
If you are going aftermarket for a sender you can custom order one from ISSPRO. I have had very good luck with their ULTIMATE FUEL LEVEL SENDERS. You will have to do some customizing to install in the original location.
I would love to see this... Got Pics???

Michael Nelson - 2002 Dodge Cummins & 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9L Gasser
116K Miles On My VP44 - 4 Years of 2 Cycle Oil Diet! - Mixed at 128:1 Ratio - 25.3 MPG maxed out!
Mopar1973Man is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 04:44 PM
stock is boring
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Franklin co.,PA
Posts: 214
Points: 17,923
Thanks: 9
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
sorry I do not have any pics but what u need to do is take out the stock unit and cut a metal disc to fit inside the nut that holds the stock unit in place, cut a hole in the metal disc to put an aftermarket sender in and two more holes to put the new pickup tube and return in (keep in mind the tank is already coming out to put a pickup tube in for a fuel system) order the sender length to fit your tank and the proper ohm range.


'04 LB7 4DR LONG BED 4x4
'02 LB7 REG CAB Utility body 2wd

Last edited by dragnsled; 01-06-2009 at 04:48 PM.
dragnsled is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 12:08 AM
Supporting Vendor
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,339
Points: 33,394
Thanks: 12
Thanked 36 Times in 32 Posts
There is also a thread on another forum (can't remember which one, but it was a Dodge/Cummins specific forum) which showed a mod where you leave the factory sender in place, and drill out the mounting pattern for the SAE J1810 flange into the tank where the gasoline rollover valve would otherwise go. We are planning to release a bolt-in fuel sender for that type of a modification, probably in the next several weeks.

Regards,
Michael Pliska

ISSPRO Engineering Manager

1995 F350 PSD Crew Cab Dually, 271k miles
10 ISSPRO Prototype Performax™ gauges in Pillar & Overhead pods & sitting on dash, Tymar Intake, Gutted EBPV, Tymar 3x4" downpipe, Tymar 5" exhaust, Cat's hiding in the shed, Baby Swamps, Swamps tunes, Tricumulator springs and Accumulator Valve, Tru-Cool 4590 Trans Cooler, Lock-Right Locker
1998 S&S 9.5' slide-in camper
32' enclosed tag trailer with 2 drag cars (73 Vega Super-Gas & 74 Vega ET Super-Pro)
1992 GMC Typhoon, 1973 Chevy Blazer with Pontiac 400, 1973 Trans-Am 455
2000 VW Jetta TDI - Kerma tune, Der Chimera Stage II Clutch
NRA member and certified firearms instructor, GOA Life member, IDPA member
Michael is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2009, 03:11 PM
2nd Gen Guru
 
Mopar1973Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Meadows, Idaho
Posts: 2,641
Points: 54,970
Thanks: 9
Thanked 140 Times in 131 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Mopar1973Man
I would love to see this new design... Hopefully it is low cost BOMB...

Michael Nelson - 2002 Dodge Cummins & 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9L Gasser
116K Miles On My VP44 - 4 Years of 2 Cycle Oil Diet! - Mixed at 128:1 Ratio - 25.3 MPG maxed out!
Mopar1973Man is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 12:03 AM
Senior Member
 
JLWelding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 214
Points: 38,585
Thanks: 9
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Somebody got something against plasma cutting? Knocked my post off

My truck: 01 Dully - Skirted Flatbed Welding Trk - SA 200 Lincoln - Weight 9900 - Edge Ez - Boost Elbow - Pricol Optix -Fuel - Boost - Egt Gauges - Bhaf - 5 Inch Diamond Eye - Airdog 100 - Two Stroke Oil - RV 275 Injectors - BD Intake - Amsoil - Southbend Clutch - Grid Heater MIA - 224k - Heaviest Load 32900k - jlweldingtx.com
JLWelding is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 03:54 PM
2nd Gen Guru
 
Mopar1973Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Meadows, Idaho
Posts: 2,641
Points: 54,970
Thanks: 9
Thanked 140 Times in 131 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Mopar1973Man
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLWelding View Post
Somebody got something against plasma cutting? Knocked my post off
I remember it being here but I don't see it either...(what the ???) :

Michael Nelson - 2002 Dodge Cummins & 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9L Gasser
116K Miles On My VP44 - 4 Years of 2 Cycle Oil Diet! - Mixed at 128:1 Ratio - 25.3 MPG maxed out!
Mopar1973Man is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
05-07 4" lift and also a level kit for 05-08 AmarilloSD Whats Been Sold 12 02-19-2009 02:01 AM
Alt Fuel! Tired of Traffic? HOV lane Bi-fuel F150! - $10000 taztruck Whats Been Sold 0 01-04-2009 05:13 PM
LLY: Fuel Injection Fuel Rail Assembly Replacement - Bank 2 ripmf666 GM Spec Info 0 12-28-2008 12:37 PM
Low Engine Oil Level Indicator Always On ripmf666 GM Spec Info 0 12-28-2008 12:25 PM
LLY: Fuel Injection Fuel Rail Assembly Replacement - Bank 1 ripmf666 GM Spec Info 0 12-28-2008 12:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome