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Old 02-02-2006, 05:11 PM   #21
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If I were in this predicament, I would change the pump too. Heck, you're already in that deep....might as well do the preventative maintanence since the pump won't last forever.
That'* why I chose to bite the bullet and replace my pump while I was at it. Mine had over 140K at the time.
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Well I noticed a little more fuel leakage towards the end of the week so on Saturday morning I got out the ramps to have a closer look since the weather had improved a bit.

OMFG

What'* the first thing I see once under there? A steady stream of fuel dripping onto the exhaust The top of the tank and everything surrounding it was covered in fuel. Well, that solves that I thought to myself, no more driving the car until I can make arrangements to fix it.

Today I had the sender unit, tank and straps replaced.

I feel much better and thought the $400 CDN (taxes included) to do the job was well worth. I know it may have also been a good idea to replace the pump but that didn't happen.

Anyway, it was great to drive the car today after not using it for 2 days.

That said, I have another problem...

I have developed a leak around the windshield near the top middle. After having rain on a couple of days then followed by cold I was greated to icicles hanging from my interior lights, lovely...

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Hey foghorn do you know price of sending unit and tank separately and where did they say leak was.
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The leak was in the steel tubing that comes out of the top of the sender unit, very typical.

The sender unit was $130 CDN

The tank was $140 CDN

Labour was $75 CDN

Hope that helps!

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You did pretty well, IMO. I mistakenly took mine to the dealer (pre-BC) and paid much, much more. :(

And what did I tell you about the fuel leaking onto the muffler? Scary, huh?
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Foghorn...if you don't mind my asking. Why did the tank get replace if the issue was the sending unit.
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