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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 07, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

Anyone have experience with the OER verses AC Delco gas tank sending units?I have heard some bad things about the OER,s butt at 50$ verses 200$ just like to hear some opinions! Thanks guys for any help. Ben

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 07, 02:50 PM
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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

Ben -

Several of us here have had trouble with the $50 overseas repro units not working. The float arm bound up on mine, making it register E all the time. Others have had it stick up and read F all the time.

I used and recommned the Spectra Premium units. I got mine from RockAuto for $80 or so, and it's a much nicer unit and it works. It's Hecho en Mexico, but...

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 07, 04:01 PM
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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

I have Delco sending units for 67 Camaro for 129.95. Thanks Floyd @ Firewheel Classics
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 07, 04:44 PM
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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

I used a $38 unit and it works like it's supposed to. I also bought a tank from the same place. Can't beat the price, and it's the same tank sold elsewhere for $129.

http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/prod...%2C_67-69.html

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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 07, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

Anyone else know about these sending units?
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 07, 06:16 PM
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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

Hi BigBen,

I tried two new repro sending units from Classic Industries, they were made by dii, both did not work properly. They were shouwing 3/4 when the tank was full, and showing Empty when I still had a 1/4 of a tank.

I installed a Spectra Premium Sending Unit P/N FG104C (3/8 Single Line), from NAPA, this spring and it works fine.

Good Luck, Daniel.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 07, 07:59 AM
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This is shopman, haven't talked in quit awhile. Eric Kammer will you give me the phone no of Rockauto. I am having the same fuel sending problem. Bought a $50.00 one and was no good at all. I have a new fuel gage and when I turn on my switch it goes to Empty. Thank's for any help on a sending unit that will work. I have been fighting this quite awhile. Would like to know how much fuel i have.


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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

Ordered a AC Delco friday from Ricks to repalce the OER I got from Classic that does not work...at all! Its a bitch pulling the tank again but hey!...gotta be done,save yourself my headache and buy the AC or one of the other aftermarket units.
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I'll dogpile on the substandard quality of the OER units. Mine hangs up if I get below 1/8 tank. Once I fill up, I have to do some aggressive slaloming to get float unhung and the needle to go up to full...

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 07, 03:06 PM
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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

Am I reading this correctly? There are basically 3 manufacturers of the sending unit, Delco, Spectra & OER? The Delco are $200ish, the Spectra around $80 and the OER $40 (but a p.o.s.). Anyone had a problem with the Spectra? I'm guessing the one from carpartsdiscount is the OER? http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/prod..._67696872.html

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 07, 03:46 PM
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Am I reading this correctly? There are basically 3 manufacturers of the sending unit, Delco, Spectra & OER? The Delco are $200ish, the Spectra around $80 and the OER $40 (but a p.o.s.). Anyone had a problem with the Spectra? I'm guessing the one from carpartsdiscount is the OER? http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/prod..._67696872.html
Dave, this is the one I bought and have had no problem with: http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/prod...8_V8_6769.html

Same place, slightly different model than your link. I have no idea who the actual mfgr is. I wondered if a lot of the OER bashing of sending units is largely brought on by a basic lack of understanding and frustration with our fuel gauges not working. I mean, look at the zillions of threads in here devoted solely to this single problem. Hell, I don't know

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Re: fuel tank sending unit,repro or AC Delco

Kevin,

I think I'll gamble and go cheap with carpartsdiscount. It's not that big of job to drop the tank again if it fails. Was their shipping fairly quick?

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 07, 04:27 PM
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I bought the Rockauto. it works spot on. I think it's Rockauto.com
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 24th, 07, 04:56 PM
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Kevin,

I think I'll gamble and go cheap with carpartsdiscount. It's not that big of job to drop the tank again if it fails. Was their shipping fairly quick?

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I think they're a relatively small company based in southern CA. I believe shipping took about 5 days, which would be about right for coast to coast UPS Grd. I even recall talking to the owner...for a question or something, and he was a real nice guy. I think I was skeptical that their prices were so cheap. I bought a tank from them too for about $85. No regrets here. Same tank everyone else sells for $120 or more.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 07, 04:09 PM
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I just installed the cheapy and it reads full all the time. I would never buy another one. Eric
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