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So for about 6 months since stupidly taking off the old fuel sender and integrated fuel line I’ve been battling to remake a good seal. Almost there but now considering other options. I’ll try link some photos but I’ll try to explain. The integrated fuel sender and line consists of a not flat disc which badly fits onto the aperture on the top of the fuel tank. It has the sender and fuel pipes integrated into it. 
 

If I bought a fuel sender kit these are actually flat I see and would probably make a far better seal. But then that leaves me with no way to get the fuel out. It’s a mechanical pump off the engine to pull the fuel. What’s the normal way to get the fuel out? The tank seems to have a welded lid so I can’t easily see what’s available in the way of apertures. I did notice a bolt in the top.  Could this be for a fuel line? I’m resistant to turning this bolt in fear I’ll do more damage as before. 
 

is there any advice on the normal way to get fuel out the tank?https://share.icloud.com/photos/0qPuVkapMmDU5X2Q47CzwBr1Q

 

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Another way would involve you having to swap out the tank, which I'm guessing you wouldn't want to do 🙂.

The more modern way is a tank which has outlets at the bottom of the tank, with a low pressure electric pump that sucks the petrol out, into a swirl pot. Very different setup... 

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Yeah I really didn’t fancy pulling the tank out and starting again :( 

 

I was hoping there might have been some kind of hacker or flange that would allow me to drop a pipe inside similar to the one already in place 

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The fuel sender unit would be the best place to get the furl out. One of these connected to the fuel pipe will get most of the fuel out. 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/laser-fuel-transfer-tool-8mm/85358

The part you have in the top of the tank looks like a Sierra unit bodged to fit. I'd be inclined to get it out and try and make something that seals better. The will probably involve a new  cork or rubber gasket and 6 fixings instead of 4.

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I was hoping to actually just do away with the fuel sender unit completely and attach a fuel line a different way. 

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What will you use instead to check the fuel level? 

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Worst case scenario... count the miles and carry a can. However, I have seen sender units that are perfectly flat and would fit the current aperture far better than the Sierra twist and lock one I have.  My issue would be fuel supply as the current one integrates the sender unit and the fuel line. 

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Fuel Pump Module Assembly For Land Rover Discovery 93-98 Range Rover 93 V8 3.9L

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looks like you need one of these

 

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That is exactly what I’m after. What’s it called to search for? 

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Well

almost one of those. Without the electric fuel pump built in. Mine just has a long tube that goes down into the tank with a filter on the end.  The pump is mechanical off the engine.  I just don’t know what to search for to describe that. 

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A stack pipe it seems. Trouble is finding one with combined sender 

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Chris's post & pic looks to be exactly what we fitted to Florin when we had fuel delivery/vapour locks in fuel lines due to under bonnet temperature ( & the injection pump being in the engine bay )  Think it was from a Fiesta, but no idea of year.

It will be fine on any fuel set up provided there is a fuel return pipe to the tank.

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It's a range rover in tank pump and swirl pot £35 on ebay 

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