spectrum premium fuel sending unit for mopar

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  1. moparjohnny

    moparjohnny FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    has anyone here tried this unit out for accuracy yet? thanks
     
  2. moparnation74

    moparnation74 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Yeap...Chinese junk
     
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    • Bill Monk

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      Agreed, as far as I know there are NO good sending units out there. Mine works but shows 3/4 tank when full, I just live with it. I have a brand new 3/8 unit with a 1/4 return if you need it by the way. I haven't tested it but probably not accurate either
       
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      • khryslerkid

        khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I used Quanta but where is it made? Instructions has SPI logo. Also has French language (Canada)
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        Fuel tank was Spectra Premium made in Canada.
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        The unit worked flawlessly and was accurate for two years. A couple of fill ups ago the dash guage stayed on full until almost half tank. Don't know if it's the unit or a ground.
         
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        • Charged440

          Charged440 Well-Known Member

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          Sounds like a business opportunity.
           
        • Bill Monk

          Bill Monk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          If somebody would put out a quality unit that was accurate, no doubt it will sell
           
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          • Bill Monk

            Bill Monk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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            bad grounds will usually result in no reading at all
             
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            • BIGSHCLUNK

              BIGSHCLUNK FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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              There all Spectra that i'm aware of. Accurate as a 12 ga w bird shot. I fiddled with my sender 3 / 4 times... waste of time. I learned how it reads and work around that
               
            • Richard Cranium

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              The repro POS I had went to 5/8 when full and when it read empty, the tank really was empty.

              Like 99% of repro parts, senders are close but no cigar.
               
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              • slepr1

                slepr1 Well-Known Member

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                A recent posting was about rebuilding the factory one. A few places in the US do it. Then you know it will work.
                 
              • kiwigtx

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                :lol:
                 
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                The way I remember it from 30 years ago, the original factory ones weren’t much better. Mine used to stay close to a full tank for a long time then drop below a 1/4 tank. (But I guess the car was 20 years old at that time)
                 
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                I took a chance on the cheap one, it worked for me
                 
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                Richard Cranium FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                You got lucky. If you ever want to sell it, it will be worth double what you paid for it.
                 
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                • kiwigtx

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                  I have found that the original ones with some tweaking can be better than the new repro versions.

                  A good leak-proof float is the key, plus good grounding.
                   
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                    I put one in my uncle's '68 gtx a few years back, that he got from Bill Rolik. It worked good (and was more $$) but I don't know if they're still available. The one in my car now is one of the Spectra repops, it was $35 from Jegs and I had to do some trial and error with bending the arm (which was a hassle) but it reads fairly close now. Getting the lock ring seated just right was also a challenge, and after two years I've noticed it's starting to leak a little.
                     
                  • khryslerkid

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                    I wasn't about to rebuild my original one :lol:

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                    • dadsbee

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                      But I bet if you measure that OE retainer ring it's 70thou thick and not the 51 that was recently sold as NOS !
                       
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                      • Moparnocar

                        Moparnocar Well-Known Member

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                        Ha, that's tempting to pull it!
                         
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                        • hunt2elk

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                          Odd you should mention that. I just dug out a couple of "NOS" rings I bought from a member here several years ago. Measure right at .051", about the same as the junk that comes with new tanks and sending units. Live and learn, right?
                           
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