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Removal of float arm from SP250 petrol tank sender.

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Alpine Daimler
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Re: Removal of float arm from SP250 petrol tank sender.

Post by Alpine Daimler » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:02 am

Ian Hastings wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Rob. Be assured your tank sender will not explode! The sender units are reasonably well sealed and do not require any more sealant or gaskets. Yes petrol vapour will get in but the casing acts in the same principle as a Davey Lamp used in mining - there is no direct contact with the surrounding vapours or gasses but air can get in to keep the flame burning, but more importantly, the flame cannot get out through the gauze to ignite the surrounding gasses.

The sender unit uses that idea and it works well - there are many millions of them in use throughout the world and they do not explode - I hope.
Thank you Ian, I am now reassured!
V8, its the only way forward, 1967 2.5 V8 Saloon LHD MAN/OD, DLOC member

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