Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Valdosta, Georgia
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Bump in the road and a learning moment for others.
When you are replacing fuel tank components it makes a big difference which tank you have.
I was able to purchase locally the sending unit and filler/vent hoses.
These were factory replacement fitment.
The problem is that they were for a factory steel 15 gallon tank and not for a factory plastic 20 gallon tank.
None of the parts fit and I have since ordered tank specific parts - after my education that "fits your 84 CJ7" doesn't mean a lot.
My ignorance - since this is the first time I have ever had to get into the tank and replace anything.
This is a good time to replace the vent gaskets on the tank, too.
As well as removing any varnish in the tank. I'm opting for a pressure washer.
On a side note, the original sending unit was indeed bad. I took it apart and internally it was in broken in two.
No matter where you go, there you are.