[Healeys] Subject: Re: Fuel Sender Gasket

mike brooks hypercubic at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Apr 29 12:55:33 MDT 2015

Yes I have to remove the sender every two or three years to un-gum the pivot. I free the thing up with WD40 and lubricate with 3 in 1 but of course this all gets washed out by a full fuel tank. I refuse to replace the sender though.  I like to keep things original as possible. I'm not familiar with brake cleaner. Is this something that would be resistant to petrol?



Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

From:"Michael" <michael.salter at gmail.com>
Date:Wed, 29 Apr, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Subject:RE: [Healeys] Subject: Re: Fuel Sender Gasket

Interestingly I have just spent the morning  getting the original sender in #174 working.
The screws that secure the sender to the tank are 3BA and the ones securing the sender lid to the body are 4BA..
Also someone mentioned that on the original BN1 tank the sender mounting screws are installed in blind holes negating the need for sealing washers inter their heads. This I can confirm.
BTW if you find that the pivot shaft of the sender has become gummed up with sticky fuel residue a shot of brake clean works wonders...
Michael S
BN1 #174

From: Bob Spidell
Sent: ‎29/‎04/‎2015 12:47 p.m.
To: mike brooks
Cc: healeys
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Subject: Re:  Fuel Sender Gasket

Believe our BN2 does as well, as I've tried to replace the screws and SAE don't seem to fit.


For information my BN2 petrol gauge installation which looks original has cheesehead BA screws with steel spring washers not copper washers and not the posi head screws currently being supplied as replacements.


Mike Brooks

'56 BN2



Reply to: mike.brooks at alumni.warwick.ac.uk 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://autox.team.net/pipermail/healeys/attachments/20150429/4887d36a/attachment.html>

More information about the Healeys mailing list