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Old 10-10-2011, 01:09 PM
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Autometer fuel sender stuck again...

Does this happen to anyone else?? This is my third autometer fuel sender #3262 in my fuel cell. My fuel gauge is an Autometer Phantom II. The cell is clear polyethylene and has no foam. The sender is mounted with the float towards the rear of the car. The car is driven only once a month for car shows. The problem is the float arm always gets stuck, so my autometer gauge reads "empty". The sender works when new, then it gets stuck. I remove the sender and the arm swivels fine but when placed in the fuel cell, it works for awhile then gets stuck. When i look in the fuel cell the float arm is stuck and the black float is sunk to the bottom. I reach in the cell and push the float to the top and it floats. Later, when the tank is empty and I refill it with gas the float sinks again. So I reach in and push the float up again. After several refills, the sender is stuck again.....why???

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Old 10-10-2011, 01:17 PM
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It may be the fuel.

The 10 per cent ( or more ) ethanol is really messing up fuel systems.
I had to change out a Stewart Warner fuel sending unit recently because of the same issue you are having.

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Old 10-11-2011, 07:28 PM
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Deuce you were right on!!

I emailed Autometer as I was confused....Autometer tech/service replied stating that a few sender's plastics swell from what they believe is from the ethanol mix in the fuel. The solution would be to send them the sender and they will machine the side of the pivoting piece so that it moves freely.
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im having the same sorta problem with a sending u nit from RCI fuel cell,,if the float is swelling,,,the answer may be an old brass float from and old tank
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