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Old 09-08-2001, 08:02 PM
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Securing the fastener on the gas tank lvl sensor.

I recently removed/cleaned and inspected my fuel tank level sending unit. During disassembly I scraped off the "varnish" like substance that was being used to prevent the nut from turning that is on the treaded rod that keeps the unit together. I need to know what I can put back on the nut to make sure it does not come off. Would nail polish work submerged in gasoline, how about varnish. This was on the E320. thanks
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Old 09-08-2001, 09:03 PM
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Use RED Loctite and let it cure. It will not desolve once dry.
Donnie Drummonds
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Old 09-09-2001, 12:08 AM
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Curious to know if cleaning the wires fixed the problem ?? Let me know.
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Old 09-09-2001, 08:11 AM
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I'll pull it and put some red loctite on it this afternoon. Funny thing was that it only happened one time at about 1/4 tank. Once I put some fuel in it I have not seen the problem again - even after running it back down through a 1/4 tank.
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