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Old 01-22-2007
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No gas gage, gas smell by the bed, pictures

The gas gage for the front tank has apperently not worked for many years, according to the previous owner of my truck. It was fine with me, its got two tanks, one runs out, flip the switch and head to a gas station, fill it up and run the other tank til its empty. Repeat. That didnt bother me. What did, was that I recently started smelling gas every time I walked up to/past the truck.
Thats a big problem... so I dropped the tank to find out why.

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That could be the problem... Not too clear in the picture but it looked like pile of rusty corn flakes.
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There was also a crack in the float on the sender...
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Size:  31.6 KB According to Ford, these were discontinued in 1999... No parts store here has been able to find an aftermarket replacement either... So I have to clean it up and re-use it. Simple enough. Its actually not in too bad shape.
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Old 01-22-2007
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eww that joker looks worn out right there
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Old 01-22-2007
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Forgot to mention its 23 years old...
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Old 01-22-2007
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i had a 90 F-150 Ext Cab that did the same thing.....front tank didnt work for the longest....change the filter changed the lines changed the pump....then one day i decided to jump some railroad tracks in michigan. after that it worked go figure. mine always smelled like gas. maybe the fact that i paid $100.0 bucks for the truck and drove it almost two years b4 tradin it in on my ranger......funny think is mathews ford in oregon, ohio gave me $2500.00 bucks.....awesome.
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Old 01-23-2007
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thats some serious funk right there. Get that emptied and get a new one in there asap.
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Old 01-23-2007
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his tank doesn't look that bad. move to michigan and look under a truck thats 23 years old.. that is... if you can find one...

i think this is the same thing thats wrong with my 92, the stupid gauge quit working a few years ago and i don't feel like messing with it..
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Time to snag a FMS 155LPH pump out of a Stang and mod it to fit. When I put the v8 in my 84 it was an easy task. I had to bend the rod the ' float ' goes on to read the proper fuel levels, but it DID work.

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those dual tanks never seem to completely work right anymore on any truck i hear aboug
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Time to snag a FMS 155LPH pump out of a Stang and mod it to fit. When I put the v8 in my 84 it was an easy task. I had to bend the rod the ' float ' goes on to read the proper fuel levels, but it DID work.
An alternative! And a part number to boot! Where can I get one? Is that the only thing that has to be changed? Just bend the rod for the float?
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those dual tanks never seem to completely work right anymore on any truck i hear aboug
Yeah, so ive heard. I'm hopin' to change that on mine.
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