Fuel tank float arm

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  1. elcanaco

    elcanaco It ain't easy being me!

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    F92646CC-F3A1-4524-B641-5C3A55112255.jpeg I’m only heading into season 3 with my ‘08 but from day one the low fuel level light would come on after only 70 miles. I read from others that the problem was the float arm and today I discovered how bent my float arm is. I’m taking a LOT of parts to a custom paint shop tomorrow and in the process of getting the fuel tank ready I removed the pump assembly. I did NOT bend this getting it out so it was either the factory or a previous owner or ? Unless someone knows otherwise, I’ll just put the arm back in a lowered/ straightened position to try and correct the issue?
     
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    The float should be facing 180 degrees the other way

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    elcanaco It ain't easy being me!

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    Well thanks for that, any idea how it got facing the wrong way? It seemed to be that way when I pulled the pump.
     
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    180 off seems like a lot . Is it the same part on touring models?
     
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    elcanaco It ain't easy being me!

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    Well that was an eye opener. Someone has had this out before. Not only was it 180 degrees reversed but the little arm fits between to tits on the sending unit when it’s facing the correct way. The service manual picture has the long part of the arm looking very straight, which mine is not. Should I straighten it as much as possible when I reinstall it?
     
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    TURBO200R4 stand up straight and grab the world by the a$$

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    drink a couple of beers then beat on it with a hammer for three minutes then run over it with your car a couple of times then it should be better than it was:laugh::laugh:
     
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