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I want to look at the float on the sending unit. How do you get the lock ring off of the sending unit? Mine is extremely tight. Is there some kind of a sealing gasket under neath the sending unit?



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The Service Manual says a special 50 mm wrench (H/C 006106) is required.
I used a small punch and small hammer on mine. Just rotated around the tabs tapping it.
There is a gasket under the fuel sending unit lip. I re-used the old gasket.
For testing do not use 12 volts; the sending unit operates on 7 volts.
 

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I tapped mine loose with a blunted screwdriver and hammer. Same when reinstalling, though that was a bit more difficult.
 

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I done the same thing a Scorpion. If you are going to adjust it, drain the tank, put 2.3 gallons of fuel in it, and then bend the float rod to the 1/2 level.
Mike, My friend and moderator told me to do this on my 1980 GL1100, and it works well, and now is very accurate within 20 miles. I know to fill up when it gets in the black, because I know I will hit reserve in about 20 minutes at 60mph. I am averaging about 40 mpg on Texaco, and 35mpg on Shell now. If I were you, I would stay away from Shell.
Good Luck,
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