Re: [DML] Gas tank
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Re: [DML] Gas tank



Tom, 

My D's tank was filled two years ago (but no STA-BIL added), and due 
to circumstances beyond my control has not been started since.  I'm 
going to pull the fuel pump etc. and drain/clean the tank.  I would 
very much appreciate seeing your procedure on flushing the fuel 
lines/system.  Does your procedure also flush old fuel from the the 
fuel distributor?

Thanks Much!

CTDMC83


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
>
> 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
> 
>  
> 
> ________________________________
> 
> 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
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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