GOLFMK8
GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-17-2019, 04:15 PM   #1
drval85
Touring Car Champion
 
Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 223
Fuel sender replacement, or whole pump?

My fuel gauge randomly drops to empty. Usually works on restart. No drivability issues. Seems like the fuel sender needs replacement. Can I just replace this?



If so, can anyone explain how itís connected to the pump housing? Easy to remove?


Or should I purchase the entire unit?
drval85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2019, 11:25 PM   #2
green hell
Oval Champion
 
green hell's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 gti
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: caro mi
Posts: 167
generally there are two wires connecting the level sender to the flange. this looks like a sealed unit, so maybe the wires are terminated at the sender itself. hopefully there are instructions from ecs. that tweezer-looking tool probably pops the sender unit out of the reservoir.

if there are terminations at the level sender then this won’t be too hard. if the connection goes back up to the flange it will be a little more complicated but not impossible. you’d probably need a dental pick and some needle nose pliers.

i would call ecs and ask. depending on your mileage, it might be more practical to replace the entire fuel module (say over 125k or so).

i wouldn’t buy the cheapest module you find if you go that route.
__________________
looking for a place to happen
making stops along the way
- the tragically hip
green hell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2019, 08:08 AM   #3
drval85
Touring Car Champion
 
Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 223
Only 80k miles, but already over 10 years old. Iíll probably just replace the whole unit.
drval85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2019, 12:26 PM   #4
green hell
Oval Champion
 
green hell's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 gti
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: caro mi
Posts: 167
i wouldn't be afraid of replacing just the level sender, but the prices i saw on ecs would indicate that a good module replacement is only 2.5~3 times the cost of the level sender, which is pretty reasonable.
__________________
looking for a place to happen
making stops along the way
- the tragically hip
green hell is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.