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Fuel tank sending unit wires pulled out?!?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fad2blk99, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    I broke the plastic clip that runs the wire throught the top of my gas tank sending unit. I by passed the plastic contector by splicing the wire togther and sealed the hole once occupied by the connector with Permitex Black OEM GM style sealent. I also wet-sealed the splices with sealant. You guys think it'd be okay (safe) to run like that? Will the sealent withstand and occasional spash of fuel or should I go try to find a junk yard sending unit?
     
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    Gas will eat the RTV after awhile--J-B Weld will work though--but if you can get a new(or used )sender,that would be the correct way to fix it--even J-B Weld isnt always permanent when exposed to solvents for a long time--I know pulling the tank is pain,but gas leaks are dangerous and expensive--at 2 bucks a gallon,I make sure all I buy gets to the carburetor!. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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