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Old 02-16-2017, 08:21 PM   #11
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I use Permatex #2 on the gasket and screw threads. There's more modern stuff though (not silicone).

Copper washers should be used under the screw heads. Danchuk has them, but they are sold separately from the sender.

A search should turn up the correct gasket part number. The gasket is used in other applications too, I think I saw where someone got one at an International Harvester truck dealer.

Also the float is troublesome. Use the original if it still floats. Or get a Ford float, p/n is somewhere in the archives.
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The JB weld is what I would suspect. Next is the sender or the filler next oring. Some times if filler is cocked the oring will leak.

Burn gas down below filler. Remove filler and weld correct fitting on it ASAP. With a barb, npt to 45* flare, or AN



Napa sells rolls of gasket cork. I bought one roll years ago used in several cars/truck senders and still have some left over. It works perfect with not with no other sealing compound for the sender.



For the return I just weld a bung on the stock filler next. Cheap (cost $2) and works.
Then use short rubber jumper or have use NPT to 45* flare as well for hard line. A/N works too but its expensive IMO.
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meant to do a update ,, i was so worried about the sender leaking i forgot about the drain plug ,lol it was loose , i first started with 5 gal , all good then 5 more , all good then did 6 more and i had a little leak , i was hoping it was the o-ring seating , i did use grease around it got me ill give it another shot when i get low i drive alot wont take long to run through it lol
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