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Old 08-23-2012, 12:30 PM
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Going to drop my tank this weekend and give it a thorough cleaning. Had a batch of bad fuel...gunked up a couple of filters, so my sock is likely in as bad of shape.

Does anyone have a part number and source for an aftermarket fuel tank Sock? Called GM and they dont carry (or so they claim), but were happy to sell me a $400 sending unit with it included. Napa didnt either.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:37 AM
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You would maybe be better off to remove the sock and add a pre LP filter, they can be found cheap at NAPA and are easy to install, no more clogged socks... while you have the tank down you might want to install the new style P/U & sending unit, no more gauge bounce and much more accurate tank readings.... I don't know if I am allowed to post a link to the part here, I don't think any of the vendors here sell it, PM me if you want the link..

You can clean the sock very easy, if it's not coming apart..
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:55 AM
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Recurring theme as of late. Aftermarket sender (with sock) and hair pulling headaches ensue.

Aftermarket parts are often good, but more often inferior as has been the case here. Ask Casey (Arveetek) and I think there was one other that followed shortly after.

Just took a call yesterday from a guy with a 93 and new aftermarket sender. Truck went like 200 miles then shut off with filter full of air.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:01 AM
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John, do you know what brand it was, I have had very good results with the one I installed, hope it doesn't croke on me now....
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:40 PM
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Thanks all. I will pull it down and give it a good soaking and a wash as well as the tank and put it back together. If it is trashed I will order a new sending unit.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:38 PM
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Recurring theme as of late. Aftermarket sender (with sock) and hair pulling headaches ensue.

Aftermarket parts are often good, but more often inferior as has been the case here. Ask Casey (Arveetek) and I think there was one other that followed shortly after.

Just took a call yesterday from a guy with a 93 and new aftermarket sender. Truck went like 200 miles then shut off with filter full of air.

Yeah, it took me several months to figure out that it was the aftermarket "sock" that was squeezing down and shutting off fuel flow. I reinstalled the OEM "sock" and all has been good since.

I don't know if you can even find an OEM "sock" by itself. Like the original poster, the only option I found was a GM sending unit assembly with an insane price tag.

If you really do have a clogged OEM "sock", you should be able to take it off and clean it well with brake cleaner or some other solvent, and be back in good shape.

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:08 PM
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Thanks Casey. Didnt get to the cleaning this weekend. Maybe this week. Always something coming up.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:29 AM
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I found this....

Part: Fuel Tank Sock
Part Number: 25055272
Manufacturer: ACDELCO
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:49 PM
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Thanks for the part number
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2000 Jetta TDI 1.9, Lots of power, 50 mpg, 205K Miles
1982 Rabbit 1.6 NA, Not so much power, 50 mpg-gets the job done
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:47 AM
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Brent, if you have time, could you post as to "how" you went about dropping the tank and how it went for you? It doesn't look to be all that hard, but I sure wouldn't mind reading about your experience.
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