When I said "wire" I meant to describe the thin metal rod which mechanically
connects the plastic float to what I would guess is a rheostat wiper in the
sending unit. Possibly the "orange" is from rust over the years. Is there
another washer in the tank assembly besides the large rubber one mating the
sending unit to the tank?
From: Atwell Haines <email@example.com>
To: Bruce Hestand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: Flushing out a Gas Tank
>At 09:38 PM 6/3/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Thank you all,
>>I finally got the sending unit out tonight. Tried to get a brass "drift"
>>(is this the same as a pin punch?)
>>When I took the sending unit out there appeared to be two washers. A
>>(approx. 3" diameter) black rubber type washer sealing the sending unit to
>>the tank. There was also a 2nd smaller (1 1/2" dia.) washer orange-ish
>>washer which was loose on the wire connecting the float and the unit.
>Sorry, no idea about that orange washer. Perhaps it fell down from the top
>area of the tank?
>But wait, there are supposed to be TWO wires to the sending unit -- a green
>and a black. If there are any purple wires hanging around, those are for
>the trunk illumination lamp which fits on the fibreboard trunk liner.