Syncro fuel sender - replacement

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Syncro fuel sender - replacement

Postby Yozza » 25 Feb 2014, 06:00

My petrol fuel sender is open circuit, probably to do with being stationary with no fuel for years :shock:

I found a link on the samba for rewinding the coild, but you can get a replacement for 55 green queens.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0

Have any of you good folk done this repair/replacement? Apart from emptying the fuel tank, any useful pointers before I don the blue marigolds?

Anyone needed to use gunk in addition to new round rubber gaskets to seal?

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Re: Syncro fuel sender - replacement

Postby ..lee.. » 25 Feb 2014, 10:16

May not be the case with yours but in my experience the outer pipes are corroded sufficiently to warrant buying a complete unit. Baxter does them.
it`s a big round cage and there`s too many animals in it for my liking. To help address this ring lee on 07977 765818.
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Re: Syncro fuel sender - replacement

Postby Yozza » 25 Feb 2014, 11:01

Sounds like a top tip, I'll have a gander at the pipes. cheers Lee
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Re: Syncro fuel sender - replacement

Postby hotpod » 25 Feb 2014, 12:44

Ive done 3 over the past few years, but Ive always bought a whole new unit and new seals and backing plate. then hopefully it is fit and forget.
saying that, there were a dodgy batch of seals a few years ago which dissolved in petrol believe it or not which meant i put the old seals back on and used stuff called stag wellseal for added peace of mind.
the replacement backing plates aren't as rigid as the originals but fine if you don't over-tighten them.
as far as getting the old nuts off goes, my most successful method was turning them clockwise and shearing the old studs.
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Re: Syncro fuel sender - replacement

Postby Yozza » 26 Feb 2014, 21:15

hotpod wrote:Ive done 3 over the past few years, but Ive always bought a whole new unit and new seals and backing plate. then hopefully it is fit and forget.
saying that, there were a dodgy batch of seals a few years ago which dissolved in petrol believe it or not which meant i put the old seals back on and used stuff called stag wellseal for added peace of mind.
the replacement backing plates aren't as rigid as the originals but fine if you don't over-tighten them.
as far as getting the old nuts off goes, my most successful method was turning them clockwise and shearing the old studs.


Top tips there :ok

Did you use the OEM sender or the cheaper repro out of curriosity?

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Re: Syncro fuel sender - replacement

Postby hotpod » 27 Feb 2014, 13:00

I bought the OEM ones. I always try to buy the original parts, buy bosh electrical stuff etc . For peace of mind as much as anything else.
there's a lot of crap out there, and if you buy cheap and it isn't any good you will end up buying the OEM part eventually anyway, have paid out more and done the work twice.
That's just my opinion, but based on 23 years of fixing my own vws.
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