Fuel tank - dropping

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Fuel tank - dropping

Postby Jim San » 03 Mar 2018, 20:46

Going to be lowering the tank to replace the fuel return lines.

Having never done it before, is there any pitfalls I should be aware of.
Reading around i've spotted that the sender can get caught on the chassis/

Straps are only 2 years old so no dramas there, it's only going as low as the gearbox.

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Re: Fuel tank - dropping

Postby silverbullet » 04 Mar 2018, 10:20

Might need to remove the filler pipe? Has to be pushed into the tank before it will disengage from the filler conduit end.
The big hose can really grab hold of the pipe though. Requires the offside damper to come off for access.
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Re: Fuel tank - dropping

Postby Jim San » 04 Mar 2018, 10:36

Cheers.
I'll try it without removing it first, wing and a prayer type approach. Hopefully will get enough access to get to return pipe.
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