MonteCarloSS.com
MonteCarloSS.com

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#468799 - 08/09/07 03:34 PM fi fuel tank sending unit  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 14
steve 1961 Offline
Junior Member
steve 1961  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 14
maryland
I am having trouble locating a new sending unit for a 4.3 fi tank. I have ordered from advance twice and the sending unit is not like the factory one. the 1/4 and5/16 lines look right but the 3/8line is just a slip fitting whereas mine is a threaded nut. the part number from advance is a spectra #fg08a. Is this what I will have to use? napa does not list one. my car is a 1987 pontiac grand prix with 4.3 fuel injection. thank you for taking time to read this, I know long post. Steve

#468852 - 08/09/07 06:30 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: steve 1961]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,484
TPI Monte SS Offline
Moderator
15+ Year
TPI Monte SS  Offline
Moderator
15+ Year

Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 5,484
North Jersey
You will probably have to go to the source; AC Delco. Try to find a Delco dealer in your area as they should have the correct fitting on the end.


SSeeya,
Steve Ragusa - North Jersey
'88 SS - BudgetTourer - ZZ4-cammed 355 TPI, serpentine belt conversion, World Class 5-speed, 17" wheels, 12" front discs, Eibachs/Bilsteins, 1LE lower A-arms, tall lower balljoints, 34mm front swaybar, 3/4" straight rear bar, Celebrity headlights, and more. Sold on 2/28/11.
#468853 - 08/09/07 06:32 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: TPI Monte SS]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 8,174
tonys57chevy Offline
10+ Year
tonys57chevy  Offline
10+ Year
Member

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 8,174
little egg harbor nj
i think orangess has one for $100


Pres. Wicked Rides car club,member of NJMCC,NYMCC
1983 Monte Carlo Convertible white, 1983 Monte Convertible red
1983 Monte Convertible white, 1983 monte convertible white
1957 Chevy
85 SS, 86 SS 8,272 miles
www.wickedmontes.com www.wickedridesnj.com
#468859 - 08/09/07 07:27 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: tonys57chevy]  
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,247
tri5ss Offline
Member
tri5ss  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,247
Lebanon,Missouri
The last 4.3 sender that I bought from a A\C-Delco supplier 3 years ago had a slip on for the 3\8. I just got some AN fittings and made it a thresd on.


Cars Ain't Art!
They Are Meant To Be Driven!
#468884 - 08/09/07 08:54 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: tri5ss]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,010
delmontess Offline
Member
delmontess  Offline
Member

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,010
woonsocket r.i.
go get one on ebay Item number: 200129748165 good luck i found this for you it for a 4.3 efi and it's ac delco new



monte ss goodwrench,350,world class,T-5,gn 342 posi,line lock, 3" drop in front 4" drop out back tpi is GONE back to the edelbrock
http://tonys57chevy.proboards.com/index.cgi
#468892 - 08/09/07 09:23 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: delmontess]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,436
Tunedss86 Online content
15+ Year
Tunedss86  Online Content
15+ Year
Member

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,436
Eastern Virginia
I have never seen one with a screw on fitting. I have seen 3 of them. All were slip on with a "bubble" on it to keep it from slipping off once the clamp is on.

#468905 - 08/09/07 10:16 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: Tunedss86]  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,129
SS Ninja Offline
15+ Year
SS Ninja  Offline
15+ Year
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,129
Stoughton, MA
 Originally Posted By: Tunedss86
I have never seen one with a screw on fitting. I have seen 3 of them. All were slip on with a "bubble" on it to keep it from slipping off once the clamp is on.



Yup, that's what mine looks like.


1987 Monte Carlo SS: The toy
Click here for my build thread
1987 Monte Carlo LS: Daily Driver
Build thread for the LS
#468907 - 08/09/07 10:20 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: SS Ninja]  
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 412
m0ntecarloss Offline
10+ Year
m0ntecarloss  Offline
10+ Year
Member

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 412
Windsor, NY
I bought mine from RockAuto and it had the threaded fitting. Unfortunately I don't remember what I chose for year, I will see if I have the part number when I get home.


86 SS - 1 billion horsepower vortec 355/WC T5/Megasquirt
#468912 - 08/09/07 10:28 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: m0ntecarloss]  
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 412
m0ntecarloss Offline
10+ Year
m0ntecarloss  Offline
10+ Year
Member

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 412
Windsor, NY
Actually if you go to http://www.rockauto.com and look up part number:
25004938

The pic they have shows the threaded fitting. I'm not saying this is what I purchased for sure but it has the right pic at least : )

To find it I looked up the sending unit for an 86 4.3L Monte Carlo. I believe 87/88 monte carlo's had a different sending unit, maybe thats the problem.


86 SS - 1 billion horsepower vortec 355/WC T5/Megasquirt
#468949 - 08/09/07 11:53 PM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: m0ntecarloss]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,436
Tunedss86 Online content
15+ Year
Tunedss86  Online Content
15+ Year
Member

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,436
Eastern Virginia
The one that I have use a 1/4" line for the return & a 5/15" for a vent. 1/4" line goes down past the pump to return fuel back into the tank without a lot of splashing & the 5/16" one ends up near the top to only get fumes. Are you guys seeing the same thing? Street & Performance told me I need to use a 5/16" as the return, but have used the 1/4" as the return with no problems.

#468957 - 08/10/07 12:05 AM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: Tunedss86]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 8,174
tonys57chevy Offline
10+ Year
tonys57chevy  Offline
10+ Year
Member

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 8,174
little egg harbor nj
Rockauto has the same one i have pulled out of every 4.3 car i ever partedout


Pres. Wicked Rides car club,member of NJMCC,NYMCC
1983 Monte Carlo Convertible white, 1983 Monte Convertible red
1983 Monte Convertible white, 1983 monte convertible white
1957 Chevy
85 SS, 86 SS 8,272 miles
www.wickedmontes.com www.wickedridesnj.com
#469390 - 08/11/07 02:29 AM Re: fi fuel tank sending unit [Re: tonys57chevy]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 14
steve 1961 Offline
Junior Member
steve 1961  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 14
maryland
montecarloss, that looks like the one I need. Its discontinued from the dealer. maybe that 5% coupon from rock auto will come in handy! thanks for all the replies, Steve


Random Images
500/thumbs/dual_a1.jpg
by Tony K.
933/thumbs/On_the_Trailer4.JPG
by Sherdep
835/thumbs/DSCF00251.JPG
by timw
500/thumbs/sig2.jpg
by 1984Monte
651/thumbs/C6.JPG
by 84supersport
Help MonteCarloSS.com


Recent Contributors
86BlackSuperSport
dns87ss
Authorized Vendors
Tell them you saw it
on MonteCarloSS.com!


CustomMonteSSParts.com
Dixie Monte Carlo Depot
GSI Interiors
HRpartsNstuff
Mikes Montes
Savitske Classic & Custom
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0