[DML] Re: Kind of gassy (smelling)...
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[DML] Re: Kind of gassy (smelling)...

In addition to everything mentioned you should completely drain the
tank and wipe it out to remove all contamination, bits of old,
deteriorated rubber, and water. Acetone works good on old, sludgy
gasoline but use plenty of ventilation! You should also remove the
pick-up and filter to clean and inspect. It is a bit tricky to
reassemble, kind of like building a ship in a bottle with one hand. Do
it outside the tank till you know you can do it inside. Replace ALL
deteriorated parts. Be especially careful not to kink or twist the
pick-up hose when reinstalling the fuel pump. You may also need a new
pump if it is all corroded and the short wire harness. I would pull
everythng apart and then order the items you need. Some vendors put
the stuff together into a "kit" so you don't need to order each item
individually. Your choice. Use new copper sealing washers. Take
precautions handling the fuel. This job is best done outdoors with a
fire extinguisher handy, rubber gloves, and eye protection. NO SMOKING!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle_dmc@...> wrote:
> Not difficult, but pay attention to how it goes together. This is a 
> much more pleasant job if the tank is low on gas before you start. You 
> probably ought to plan on replacing the lower rubber support ring (aka 
> boot) as well. 
> When you take that cover off you'll probably see fuel on top of the 
> pump. With all that cracking you may also have water in the tank by now 
> so you should look at the bottom of the tank, keeping an eye out for 
> water and rust.
> Dave S
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "formula969" <formula969@> wrote:
> >
> > Noticing gas smells in the car, I took a look at the tank and found 
> this:
> > 
> http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg48/formula969/3026876110_4905dea264
> _o-1.jpg
> > 
> > Would this be the likely reason?  Do I need super-mechanic skills to
> > replace that rubber cover?
> > 
> > Thanks for any advice.
> > -Ryan
> >


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