Re: Ran car empty, now won't start (1988 240 wagon)
"Mike F" <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote in message
> Michael Pardee wrote:
>> "Al Dente" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > why do you want the tank to be less than half full if you're going to
>> > replace the in-tank pump?... I've done that twice on my '89 240, both
>> > times
>> > with the tank a little less than full, and had no problems.
>> Never tried it with the tank full - good to know it isn't a huge problem.
> It's different on a 240 vs 740. On a 240 the sender is mounted in a
> horizontal surface at the top of the tank, so as long as the tank isn't
> 100% full, there's no problem. The 740 (and all 700/900) has the sender
> mounted in a surface that is on an angle near the top, narrow part of
> the tank. I wouldn't remove this sender unless the fuel level was down
> around the half level, although you could probably get away with
> anything less than 2/3.
> Mike F.
> Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
Thanks, Mike - that explains my confusion.