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 Post subject: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:27 pm 
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So I think I found the part keeping my engine from getting fuel, it's the Fuel Tank Selector Valve. I know these things had a recall on them, but how come you can't find the things in a autoparts store. Are the a ford only item? Mine has always liked to siphon gas from one tank to the other (aka drain both tanks w.o ever switching tanks)... lame thing. Also, mine is part number F1UA-9B263-AA, and I have seen ones with F1UZ-9B263-B . Is this the Post-Recall part number?

Here is what mine looks like (not mine tho, just borrowing a pic):

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and here is what the parts stores offer:

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I'ma call in tomorrow and check with ford, but I was just curious if you guys new anything about them :wave

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:35 am 
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cant say i know much about em but it does seem that it would have to be the post-recall part #. your truck is an '89 so really it shouldnt have any factory parts on it with part #'s that begin with F (designate's 1990's revision date/update). everything should start with E or back.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:59 pm 
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Iirc the recall was initiated in 93. My Lightning needs that recall done still.

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There are different recalls for the 2 pump and 3 pump systems.
Neither of them worked properly as issued

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:39 pm 
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Man, Ford wants $260 for that thing... Anyways I did figure out that it was my problem. The damn thing (detent rod) was stuck in neither the up or down position, causing no fuel to come though. I was able to take it apart and get it unstuck. I also drilled out a little O ring that had swollen shut. Runs like a champ now!

Detent Rod... goes in the middle hole.

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And the O ring. Mine was almost all the way closed.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
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Nice. That's awesome that you managed to get it fixed lol

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
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F1UA-9B263-AA is an engineering number, not a part number. (stamped or labeled on part itself)

F1UZ-9B263-B is a part number not an engineering number. (never stamped or labeled on parts)

the engineering number F1UA-9B263-AA would be a part number F1UZ-9B263-AA which would be an earlier number then the F1UZ-9B263-B with the "B" designating the first revision of said part.

So if yours is stamped F1UA-9B263-AA it's prolly factory original.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:21 am 
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i wonder what would cause it to swell shut? ethanol blended gas maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
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Beats me... The shitty part Is that the truck ran great for a week and we went to head out to dinner again and the truck died in our parking lot. It's weird, it will start up fine now and run for a little and than straight up die. I'm thinkin its getting some gas but not enough now... it probably got itself partially stuck again.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel Tank Selector Valve
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You need to replace the O-ring which is no biggie, they are standardized parts throughout the entire world.
Take it or better yet it and the part which has the groove into which it fits to your local Parker Store.
They will sell you a replacement O-ring for a couple of $$. Tell them you want it compatible with gasoline and ethanol. They will pick the compound. It will probably be Flourosilicone for which you will pay a bit extra over a standard Buna-N or Viton O-ring (Buna and Viton are both excellent in gasoline but don't work well in Ethanol.) They may recommend a Kalrez O-ring. It will work in very nearly any fluid known to man but such excellence comes at a very, very high cost. i have seen $50 catalogue prices on Kalrez o-rings. You can replace a whole lot of Buna-N O-rings for that price

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