I am sizing up the job to replace my fuel tank and fuel pump. I have never done this before but have read many of the post. I am fairly comfortable with what is ahead of me but I have a few questions that came up as I look over the new parts.
I just got my new fuel tank and it doesnot have the rubber pads the OEM
tank has and the rubber gromet for the emmission hose is not present. Hole on far left in picture.
My questions about the tank are:
1. Are the rubber pads unnessesary? Do they add any value?
2. If yes, Is it worth trying to remove the pads off of the OEM
and glue them on the new tank?
3. Can I easily remove, without damaging and reuse said grommet? What have others done?
My new fuel pump assembley does not come with the sending unit. I am not sure how the sending unit is assembled to the pump assy. I am sure this will be obvious when I remove the OEM
pump assy from the tank. But I like to know what to expect upfront. I see an unused wire on the new assembly. I assume it goes to the sending unit. I also see a ground terminal on the inside top of the steel cover. I assume the sending unit is grounded there to complete the circuit.
It is not clear to me how the sending unit attaches to the pump assembly. I don't see any tapped holes or even thru holes for it to attach. I see one small hole at the bottom of the plastic housing. I assume the float shaft goes there. Can someone give me some insight to how this unit will transfer from the old to the new assembly. A picture is worth 1000 words. Thanks.
See pics of what I have for clarity.