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PostSubject: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeSun May 10, 2015 9:51 am

So..... when dropping the fuel tank in a 94 RMW, do you guys drop the heat shield and undo the screws that attach the fillier neck to the body inside the fuel door, or do you seperate the tank from the rubber hose between the filler neck and the tank? If you disconnect the hose, whats the best way to do that?
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeSun May 10, 2015 11:06 am

I seperate rubber hose from tank,. undo clamp,. use big channel locks to get the hose to turn slightly to break the seal,. or stuff a screwdriver in beside the hose, and try and get a bit of WD 40 in there,.so it slips off,.
I,m kinda lazy,. so i loosen off the lines up top from the body,.and lower the tank down on a floor jack,. pop the sender out,. and put a pump in, with it all balanced on the jack,.
make sure the hose is well lubed up and mebbe a new clamp before install,.
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeSun May 10, 2015 12:09 pm

So you dont disconect the fuel lines from the sender unit?
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeSun May 10, 2015 5:51 pm

have to disconnect lines,..
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeMon May 11, 2015 9:21 am

I pretty much do the same as Nick, with the exception of find a small board to put on the jack. It helps support the weight of the tank better as it can get pretty wobbly when there is still a lot of gas in the tank.

Although it can be done with one person, it's better is to have a buddy help you.

Dave
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeMon May 11, 2015 12:19 pm

Thats what im planning on doing, tank is almost empty. I waited till the low fuel light came, then drove it around a bit more after that. Small board between tank and floor jack. The metal retaining rod above the rear axle has been removed to drop the fuel lines. Front and rear tank strap bolts have been loosened, what ones do you remove first?
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeMon May 11, 2015 12:29 pm

did you read the sticky at the top of this section?

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I don't bother taking the heat shields off anymore, you don't NEED to, but it does make it a little easier. on the two front bolts.
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeMon May 11, 2015 1:39 pm

Yes, as a matter of fact I did. Good write up, but I am also doing this my self and from the tips given above I have learned that you dont need to take the tank off of the jack. So  i was wondering if a lazy person may have any more tips on dropping the tank. How about you any tips for doing it SOLO?
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeMon May 11, 2015 2:04 pm

GMjonn wrote:
Yes, as a matter of fact I did. Good write up, but I am also doing this my self and from the tips given above I have learned that you dont need to take the tank off of the jack. So  i was wondering if a lazy person may have any more tips on dropping the tank. How about you any tips for doing it SOLO?

I think with the write up and a couple of idea's here,. the next step is to dive in there and give it a try,.

Tip: Jack the car up really high,.
Drop the tank SOLO its easy to get the sending unit in and out,. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeMon May 11, 2015 7:18 pm

I'm doing this soon too, it will be my first time. how much beer do i need?
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeTue May 12, 2015 10:28 pm

two 6 packs
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeTue May 12, 2015 11:58 pm

i did it solo more than once. a 12 pack sounds good.

first time it took me 3-4 hours but i didnt have a write up.
second time it was half that.
5th or 6 time about an hour lol
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PostSubject: Re: dropping fuel tank.   dropping fuel tank. Icon_minitimeWed May 13, 2015 10:39 pm

The more curse words you can string together, the easier it gets.
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