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cbez Cole B
Fallbrook, California, USA   USA
My sending unit compression nut broke. Will a
standard compression fitting secure the small plastic hose that goes to a mechanical sending unit?

The one that was on it looked different. (Attached)



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trrdster Wayne Tate
Spencer, NC, USA   USA
Yes, I think it is a 1/8 inch one and yes standard should work on the nylon tube.



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cbez Cole B
Fallbrook, California, USA   USA
Ok thank you I'm freaking out a bit this morning.



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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500762 by cbez I'm freaking out a bit this morning.

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cbez Cole B
Fallbrook, California, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500772 by grubscrew
In reply to # 1500762 by cbez I'm freaking out a bit this morning.

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I finished new fuel pump install and the compression nut broke and sprayed oil all over my driveway. Then I had to figure out how to fix it in time to get to work.



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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
I've actually been to Fallbrook.
My sister used to live there, and I visited for the weekend during a business trip a few years ago.
Definitely Sports Car driving territory !!

cbez Cole B
Fallbrook, California, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500782 by clshore I've actually been to Fallbrook.
My sister used to live there, and I visited for the weekend during a business trip a few years ago.
Definitely Sports Car driving territory !!
Yeah it's a nice place for it and the weather is great.



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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Cole,
Too late now, but the easy answer to that broken sender fitting is to disconnect the gauge and fall back on the idiot light. That way you aren't rushed to put the gauge back under pressure when perhaps you should take your time and make sure everything is 100% first.
All the best,
Paul

cbez Cole B
Fallbrook, California, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500821 by spitfire50 Cole,
Too late now, but the easy answer to that broken sender fitting is to disconnect the gauge and fall back on the idiot light. That way you aren't rushed to put the gauge back under pressure when perhaps you should take your time and make sure everything is 100% first.
All the best,
Paul
I couldn't find a cap to cap off the new hole in the block.



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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Cole,
The original oil pressure switch will screw directly into the block. Unscrew everything else and put the oil pressure switch in the hole. Job done.winking smiley
All the best,
Paul

cbez Cole B
Fallbrook, California, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500828 by spitfire50 Cole,
The original oil pressure switch will screw directly into the block. Unscrew everything else and put the oil pressure switch in the hole. Job done.winking smiley
All the best,
Paul
Don't believe I have one.



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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
Figured the obvious wasn't an option for a reason.

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
Cole,
It really isn't the best to have the gauge and no oil pressure warning light. The obvious change when that green light comes on in front of you is much more effective in getting attention than a gauge needle running low. There has been extensive discussion of the best way to connect both to the engine at once on this forum, so I won't go into that again here.
If you don't hook both up, a 1/8" NPT pipe plug will seal the block port in an emergency. Not a bad thing to have on hand in the tool kit.
All the best,
Paul

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 1500866 by spitfire50 Cole,
If you don't hook both up, a 1/8" NPT pipe plug will seal the block port in an emergency. Not a bad thing to have on hand in the tool kit.
All the best,
Paul

Good tip Paul. Although these are available at just about any hardware store, the chances are, when it happens to me, I won't be in the vacinity of a hardware store.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
Frankly, if that green light goes on while driving you'll wonder why it isn't red.

After all, you're supposed to STOP.

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