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Old 08-09-2019, 08:06 PM   #1
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Original tank and I plan on removing the old sending unit to put in a new one with electric fuel pump. Does that large plastic nut hold everything in? Any tips and is it worth replacing those rollover vent check valves?


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Old 08-09-2019, 09:00 PM   #2
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Yes the large nut holds everything in. Pretty sure it just turns like a quarter turn. Been a long time since i've fooled with one.

 

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:51 PM   #3
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I just replaced mine. Yep what he said, pretty straightforward. If you buy the kit, it comes with a new nut and o-ring. I did not replace my vents because they looked happy. I replaced all the hoses too. Damn mice built a condo on top of the tank and feasted on the fuel line and ate through the sending unit wires also...
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:56 PM   #4
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I just replaced mine. Yep what he said, pretty straightforward. If you buy the kit, it comes with a new nut and o-ring. I did not replace my vents because they looked happy. I replaced all the hoses too. Damn mice built a condo on top of the tank and feasted on the fuel line and ate through the sending unit wires also...


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Old 08-10-2019, 07:10 PM   #5
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What did you use for a wrench? I'm thinking an oil filter wrench but I will have to find one bigger than what I have.

 

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Old 08-10-2019, 07:41 PM   #6
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Buddy had a large wrench he used for hot tub plumbing. Lot of sludge after 35 years


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I use a strap wrench.
That's rust more than sludge.
Put some solvent in that tank along with a handful of marbles, and shake the crap out of it.
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That's ugly. I'm guessing you have been guessing how much fuel you had?

A pipe wrench works too...
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:24 AM   #9
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Yes. But it has been a few years since its been driven. Complete restoration in progress. Make that slow progress.

 

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