Re: [DML] gas tanks [was Water pump ]
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Re: [DML] gas tanks [was Water pump ]

usndmc wrote:

>2 for 2 so far, Andy. I got the water pump out successfully. Maybe
>you can help with the last thing trying to stand in the way of a
>Happy New Year. I'm trying to replace my original gas tank. I
>removed the support plate but gravity did not do the trick bringing
>it down. It is positively wedged in place. The foam is practically
>bonded to it. I used a screw driver to try and separate the tank
>from the foam where I could. I tried pounding on it from the access
>cover from the top with a rubber mallet, to no avail. Next I
>fashioned a wooden lever and wedged it from the top between the rear
>part of the tank (skinny part) and the fiberglass body just above
>and it and tried that lever action repeatedly to dislodge it. All it
>accomplished was to push the top of the tank in as I pulled. I know
>there are a hundred reasons not to do this besides the ones I can
>think of, but the only possible idea I have left is to cut at it
>with a Dremel from the bottom and hack it up and pull it out in
>pieces. Anybody had any similar problems? Thanks for any help!
Just out of curiosity, why would you need to replace the gas tank? Does
it have a hole in it or something? To my knowlege theres nothing that
goes wrong with the gas tanks themselves. They're fairly tough plastic(

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