RE: [DML] Gas tank
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RE: [DML] Gas tank



Jon:

 

Oh yeah, absolutely. You never want to pull out the tank unless you
really, really have to. The pump comes pretty much straight out, you
will need to disconnect the fuel pickup line, and then there is a single
nut holding down the baffle assembly.  The baffle assembly flexes and
crushes partially flat to pull out, but its no big deal.  

 

If you have all that stuff out its worth really cleaning out your tank -
and that can be a mess if there is sludge - but its really worth doing.
Get all the gas out (you can use a cheap $12 fuel pump and some hoses to
get the last of the fuel out.)  Then go at it with carburetor cleaner
and clean rags/paper towels.  You're not done until you have jammed your
arm through the access hole and gotten every possible inch of the sides,
top and bottom and your rags are coming out pristine.  At this point the
tank is virtually good as new in most cases, and all this was much
easier than pulling it out.

 

Make sure to replace the fuel pickup line and the pickup screen at a
minimum. The upper and lower fuel pump rubber boots should probably be
replaced, and the rubber seal at the top of the fuel level sending unit.


 

SpecialTauto.com has an alternate baffle kit to consider when you are
putting it all back together - it has pros and cons but I'm happy with
it. 

 

Replace your fuel filter back on the way to the engine too.  

 

I figured out a procedure for flushing  tar and sludge out of  most of
the fuel lines/system too if anyone needs that give a holler.

 

Happy Motoring.

 

Tom

10902

 

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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Jon
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:32 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Gas tank

 

Is it possible to get the fuel pump/pickup assembly
out of the tank while the tank is still mounted in the
car? The whole pickup mechanism looks as if it needs
to be drawn out at an angle, and I'm not sure if this
can be done with the tank is in the car. Thanks.

Jon
#3215

 



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