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hey guys its not in my book.. or im just blind..
so ill ask here..
fuel gauge is out, itll rear whatever it wants really. so i was gonna replace the sender..
but i have nfi where it is... people told me u could find a flap in the boot.. but i couldnt

where is it?
cheers
 
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no flap in the boot. you will need to climb under the car. there is a circluar opening on the front face of the tank which your fuel line comes out of. that circular opening needs to be tapped anti-clockwise with a blade screw driver to unscrew it and the sender comes out complete attached to that plate.

(if its the same as a V8)

looking for pics now
 

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dam that things ugly.

oh wait edit:
k found my book...
yeah looks exactly the same as yours..

so do u think ill have to take the whole tank out?
n ill have to drain the tank too wont i..
good time to clean it out aye..
 

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nah you don't have to pull the tank out, but you will need to drain most of the fuel out or you'll wear it when you pull the sender out
although it can make it easier if you drop the panhard rod
 

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hrmm ok
sweet ill tackle it..
so will i need one of a vk efi?
can i get like... a camira.. vl vn vp on?
 

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EFI tank has just got six 8mm head bolts in it. comes out really easy. You have to twist it clock wise to get the pickup out of the swirl pot.

And i dont know if the pickup from VN vp ect will fit but the actual level sender will work if you can just swap them over, but the later sender will read correct full but will show empty a little earlier as the ohms output is slightly different when empty but the same when full, cant remember excatly but its within 5-10 ohms so its not a real problem.
 

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ok.. so if i just want to replace the sender will a vn/vp one go straight in..
theres no efi vks at the wreckers..
 

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ok.. so if i just want to replace the sender will a vn/vp one go straight in..
theres no efi vks at the wreckers..
should do, as far as I know the EST tank is the same as a VL-VS tank. Might have a slightly different wiring connector though. Might have to swap it over
 

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