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    Posted: 23 July 2011 at 10:22am

  Kudo's to Walck's...I ordered a new fuel sending unit the other day from them.  I replaced a standard reproduction one that never really worked because of internal failure, but it had been too long since ordered to make any claim for replacement.  Anyway, when I talked with them they told me they were charging a little more than the standard ones you can find online (38) as they have replaced the plastic float with a brass float.  It looked great when I got it...and more importantly...it works!  The one I pulled out (with plastic float) was half full of gas!  Hopefully it will live a longer life because of their desire to improve on present day standard issue stuff.   I appreciate that about their business.

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I am in need of a sending unit to replace my gauge made of a twig. Glad Carl is stepping up to improve on the poorly made chinese parts. Walcks come thru again. You dont have a picture do you?
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Damn,  I knew someone would ask me that!  No, I didn't think about it...I was just happy to get it and hurried to put it in.  But, it is identical to the one I replaced with the brass float being the exception.
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For those with a replacement sending unit with a plastic float - As a lot of you know the repro gas gauge sending unit comes with a plastic float that almost always will develop pinholes and leak after a short period. Here's a tip. Before you put that gauge in the tank, go to your local Ford dealer and ask for part number COAZ/9202/B, Float Assembly. It'll cost you approx $8 plus tax and it's brass! It's a perfect fit. Put one on your gauge before you install it and you won't have to worry about suddenly finding your dash gauge always reading empty.

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Carl is only charging $8 more for his gauge over other suppliers with the plastic float so he is very reasonable. Thanks for the info Larry. 
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Great info. I don't know how many times I've rechecked my wiring to finally give up. I carry a stick also. Big smile
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Just a quick questions while we are on this subject, do you use any kind of sealer on the gasket between the unit and the tank?
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I did. Used a fuel resistant RTV (can't remember what brand) as an 'extra' assurance. No seepage, no fumes.
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Originally posted by M_Yehling M_Yehling wrote:

Just a quick questions while we are on this subject, do you use any kind of sealer on the gasket between the unit and the tank?
 
Mine leaks when I really fill to top, just something I have to get to.
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my plastic leaked too. got a cork from the local hardware that fit in there.
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Thanks for posting that Ford part number. Took some scouring--some places are selling the part for over $30--but I found it online for $8 online today and purchased one. Pretty stoked to have a working gas gauge.
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$4.95 at macsautoparts.com
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 Pete Debella will be offering a reproduction sending unit with the rectangle top as original with cork in June to mid July of 2013 http://www.debellajeepparts.com
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Old thread but I thought I add my thumbs up for Walck's brass float sending unit.  I installed one over the winter (along with a ground wire) and it works great.  Well worth the few extra dollars.
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