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Old 10-31-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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I have purchased a second market fuel tank, but it does not have the grounding strap connection that the original tank had. The unit was a delco electronics 5V vout gnd plug with the numbers 162117496124 on it. It broke off while removing the old tank, so am I screwed or is there something else I can do.

As well, the fuel line from the sending unit has corroded, can I cut it back to an uncorroded spot and use a flex hose to the filter, or will I need to spring for a new sending unit.

Thank you in advance.

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Grounding strap was put there for a reason. You will need to fabricate something or return the tank for an OEM. Even if its used.
You can run a rubber line to the filter but should flare the end of the metal line where it was cut and us a double clamp.
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