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Post  westhamwal on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:09 pm

Hi all I'm having trouble with the fuel tank sender or switch ,not sure which one. I get no reading at all with the wire attached but if I take the wire off and connect this to earth I get movement at the switch end but if I put the wire back on I get not .So I thought bad earth ,but I've got a really good earth ,so I'm thinking is it the sender unit . If so what type of unit is it . The fuel tank is a scamp one under the rear seat. Please help cheers in advance. Wal
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Post  SUMB on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:32 pm

Hi Wal,

Can you get the sender out of the tank and work it manually? If you can get it out of the tank you can also check it with a meter to see if the resistance changes.
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Post  westhamwal on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:42 pm

Hi SUMB, to tell you the truth I'm shit scared of touching fuel tanks and I'm not really sure how to get it out its a funny looking thing a bit like a wavey circle I might need a special tool or do I just ram somthing in it and twist
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Post  SUMB on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:59 pm

This is the joy of Scamp ownership - you never quite know what parts the previous owner has used.

Most MK1 Scamps used a Mini Van tank and the MK2's and MK3's tend to be a Scamp manufactured item but using a Mini sender unit. These are held in place with cross head screws.

You need to try and determine what tank you have to then find out how it comes apart.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:11 am

Try measuring the resistance at the actual sender itself, i.e. between the terminal and the sender body.  It should about 250 ohms with an empty tank, down to 18 ohms full.  If that's OK, check the sender earth connection - ideally it will have its own earth wire: there's a tapped hole on the sender body for it.
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Post  Minivanman on Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Sorry to hi-jack this topic, but I've recently purchased what's supposed to be a MK3 Scamp, it has a new tank but does not have a sender in it, the tank is in the rear of vehicle under what would be the rear seat, it's definately not a van tank but it looks like the sender unit is from a van, can someone confirm this for me please?


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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:07 pm

Hi minivan man.

The MK3 has a mild steel fabricated tank with a tapered rear to match the slow of the rear panel.

And it does indeed use a mini van sender :-)
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Post  Minivanman on Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:13 pm

Thanks for the information TRR I now know what to order, I'm sure I'll have many questions in the future lol




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Post  OSR on Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:37 am

Welcome to the Mad House Very Happy

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PS There's a New Members board if you fancy posting some info and/or photos of you and the MK3
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Post  Minivanman on Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:40 pm

Told you I'd be back,
What size and thread are the screws that hold the sender unit onto the tank?


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Re: Scamp fuel tank

Post  GT3Rob on Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:47 pm

Give the likes of someford mini spares a call they should know.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:15 am

I've an idea they're not a UNF thread: electrical equipment at that time generally used BA.

There's a comprehensive table of thread sizes here.
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Post  Minivanman on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:53 pm

OSR wrote:


PS There's a New Members board if you fancy posting some info and/or photos of you and the MK3
I was going to stick up a couple of pictures of my "Scamp", so where do they go and how is it done



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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:49 am

The guideline is on the New members board
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Re: Scamp fuel tank

Post  Adam on Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:08 pm

That's weird.
I just came on to ask if the fuel tank on a mk 3 comes out through the boot hatch.
I have removed the mounting bolts through the spare wheel holder. There are two more bolt holes in front of the tank but they have never been drilled through. Are there any more?
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Post  westhamwal on Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:14 pm

    this is what came out of mine,it was in a scamp fuel tank , its stuck solid and it doesent look like any sender off of mini spares or sport.    help needed    Wal Sad 
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