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Old 02-27-2017, 07:39 PM   #1
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Looking for a sending unit

I've got the floor ripped out of The Bucket Bus and figured it was now or never on the sending unit.

Brief reminder 1991 E350 7.3L Diesel MetroTrans Shuttle Bus. MetroTrans used all stock chassis parts, nothing odd ball.

I pulled out the old one with the following p/n right on it E6US9275AB, figured this will be a cake walk.......WRONG. 1 hit on ebay and it's sold no cross reference to the P/N

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Partsgeek gives me THIS I think it may be the first one listed, but doesn't specify 7.3L Diesel

Can anyone help - the new floor can't go in until this is done.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:05 PM   #2
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I'd leave access to the sending unit when you do the floor. Otherwise you'll need to drop the tank to get at it.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:10 PM   #3
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I bought these for my waste tanks, they come in sizes from something like 6in to 24in


https://www.amazon.com/WEMA-USA-Wate...l+sensor&psc=1
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:37 PM   #4
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I bought these for my waste tanks, they come in sizes from something like 6in to 24in


https://www.amazon.com/WEMA-USA-Wate...l+sensor&psc=1

I still would need fuel delivery. Worst case I just put it back in and track my miles.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:40 PM   #5
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I'd leave access to the sending unit when you do the floor. Otherwise you'll need to drop the tank to get at it.
ya, I think my plan is to just carefully measure/map where I cut and if I ever have to go in again make a new access point. In the meantime, an obvious square cover on the floor I don't think the wife will be peachy keen on.

She can fight me at that point - but you're right I'm not dropping that tank.
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I still would need fuel delivery. Worst case I just put it back in and track my miles.
So you're saying you need a pump?
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Actually I expanded the picture & see what your talking about.
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Have you tested it to see if it's really the sending unit & not the gadge
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Have you tested it to see if it's really the sending unit & not the gadge
100% the sending unit. The brass "brush" inside the float body is broken. I suspected as much when I noticed the float wasn't sitting on top of the fuel in the tank.

Yes, I pulled the sending unit out from the tank with fuel in it.

The 7.3IDI has an engine driven fuel pump. So this is really a very basic sending unit with float. Should be easy, right??!!
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:21 AM   #10
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Have you tried calling a ford dealer? Some times, old parts like that are obsolete and so rarely used you wont find an interchange on line. Your dealer however should have access to that stuff.
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Have you tried calling a ford dealer? Some times, old parts like that are obsolete and so rarely used you wont find an interchange on line. Your dealer however should have access to that stuff.
Unfortunately it seems the parts guys in my area are glorified Autozone counter people. Well meaning, but not super helpful. But I do think that's my best bet - I just need to keep looking.
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What you can do is go on the ford Enthusiast website & put a call out to a guy calls himself numbers dummy, he spent something like 40 yrs as a Ford parts guy & still has all the books & he can usually track down numbers & parts for people. Just as a example I needed calipers for my 70 motorhome on a Ford 350 chassis, every auto place I went to said it never existed I put a call into him & had the number is a few hrs.
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What you can do is go on the ford Enthusiast website & put a call out to a guy calls himself numbers dummy, he spent something like 40 yrs as a Ford parts guy & still has all the books & he can usually track down numbers & parts for people. Just as a example I needed calipers for my 70 motorhome on a Ford 350 chassis, every auto place I went to said it never existed I put a call into him & had the number is a few hrs.
Guess who can't help me right now? Yep, numbers dummy. We think we have it narrowed down, I'm just going to have to roll the dice and order. I've measured everything 3x's over and if it doesn't work I have a functioning sending unit but not gauge.

I'll keep you posted.
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Guess who can't help me right now? Yep, numbers dummy. We think we have it narrowed down, I'm just going to have to roll the dice and order. I've measured everything 3x's over and if it doesn't work I have a functioning sending unit but not gauge.

I'll keep you posted.
Wow I'm shocked he couldn't come thru for you.
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We think at some point it was replaced with the wrong or a different sending unit.

The important thing is if it fits and works, right?

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I am new to this site, so forgive me if I am replying incorrectly, but the fuel sender assembly in your picture looks a lot like the three old Ford units collecting dust in my parts room. I can check the numbers and supercession in the morning if you are still in need of it.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:43 PM   #17
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I am new to this site, so forgive me if I am replying incorrectly, but the fuel sender assembly in your picture looks a lot like the three old Ford units collecting dust in my parts room. I can check the numbers and supercession in the morning if you are still in need of it.

Man, I'm always a day late dollar short. I ended up using one that was "made" for a 460 carbed engine. Works great, so there's that. Hope I don't need back at it though. It's now covered by 5/8" marine grade ply, 1/2" foamboard, 5/8" subfloor and finally 10mm laminate. If it fails again - I'm going to be PI$$ed off.

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