diesel gauge not working

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My Name: andy9372

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Hello there new to this site hope some one can help.
The other day my dad was on a run in his c3 1.4 hdi and a diesel pipe came off. Got it recovered a day later l had a look sorted the pipe out and tried to start it. With no joy i towed it to the garage and they got it running but a day later it cut out and would not start.
So back it went, a day later they phoned and said there was no diesel in but it was still registering half a tank. They put a second hand sender unit in and still the same so i went to garage and put 30 pounds in and on start up the gauge registered nothing so i went back and put the old one back in but it still said the same nothing. Can anyone help how can i see if its the sender unit or sommet else Sorry for it been long winded
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
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Hi andy9372
The other day my dad was on a run in his c3 1.4 hdi and a diesel pipe came off.
This is unusual, I have never had fuel pipes come off. I guess it was a low pressure pipe, but still this should never happen and requires a good investigation.

If it was a leakoff pipe, you have injector problems, probably.

Can anyone help how can i see if its the sender unit or sommet else
Can you try your sender in another car? You need to prove the sender is good or bad. Using the second hand one is no proof, because that could be faulty too, hence the reason it was removed.
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