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Old 12-30-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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Classic Parts of America

Back in June I ordered a new fuel gauge sending unit from Classic Parts of America.. I replaced part of the fuel lines, cleaned the tank and installed the new sending unit. I put only a couple gallons of gas in order to run the engine and look for fuel leaks, not enough gas to register on the fuel gauge. Work on the truck progressed slowly as I began having medical issues.. Fast forward to last week when I was able to get back out in the shop.. I put in 8 more gallons of gas and the fuel gauge remained on empty.. Testing indicated a bad sending unit.. I removed the sending unit and found the float had split along the soldered seam, filled with gas and sunk.. I contacted Classic Parts and explained the problem.. They replaced the float, shipping it immediately via USPS priority Mail.. Two days after the phone call to them I had a new float in my hands..

Kudos to Classic Parts of America for their excellent customer service..
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Classic Parts of America

I had the exact same problem with my float as well (split in several places). I bought one of those new ones with the soldered seam. and it works great.
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:41 PM   #3
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Classic Parts are good people. LMC is 5 mins from my house, but I drive 45mins up north to Classic to get almost everything.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:25 PM   #4
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I hope you replaced it with a plastic one this time. I wont use the brass anymore because of this.
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No thank you on that lifetime warranty. I don't want a turd for life.
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:27 AM   #5
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Re: Classic Parts of America

No matter where you get a sending unit from the first thing to do is take the float off that came with it and put one of these on.

I wouldn’t chance it with the replacement they sent either, the failure rate on the repro floats is just too high. I guess it’s not so bad on a pickup with the tank behind the seat but having to replace a float a couple times on a blazer or burb isn’t a fun job.
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