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Old 25-Mar-2007, 02:14 PM
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gas tank crack

Hey guys,

my gas tank is leaking. I must have hit something pretty hard over the winter cause it has a huge tent in it and i only noticed today cause it smelled like gas near my car and when i looked under it was leaking..

anyways how hard is it to replace something like that because im not really up to having someone do it for me...
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Old 25-Mar-2007, 02:46 PM
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Gas tanks are not to hart to do, but if you are doing it on the ground, have fun, thats all I have to say. I change gas tanks at work, and it can be a pain in the *** at time. You need room to drop the tank a lil so you can get all the wires unpluged from the top of the tanks. I would take it to a shop and get it done, you will pay a lil for it,but you will be saving your self alot of BS.
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Old 25-Mar-2007, 04:21 PM
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i just read through the haynes manual.... doesn't seem to be many steps involved but like you said im sure it will still be a pain in the *** since i won't have much room to work with.... but im gonna put aside a full day and give it a shot....

but just incase i change my mind how much does a job like this usualy go for?



besides that does anyone have any suggestions or tips?
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Old 25-Mar-2007, 06:14 PM
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It depends on the shop you go to, as some shop charge more them others, but should be more then a few $$$. As for tips. Try to have very lil gas in there, and have a friend to help you out with it, and try not to break any of the clips when you unplug them.
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Old 25-Mar-2007, 07:14 PM
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got a new tankin my 91 sedan with new rubber straps and a fuel line for 360.
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Old 25-Mar-2007, 10:47 PM
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take the rear seats out, disconect all the wires and hoses from fuel pump, jack the car up high enough so you have room under the car to work on.. There should be 2 straps holding the gas tank up follow them to the bolts holding them, remove the bolts but watchout gas for the gas tank falling...
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Old 25-Mar-2007, 11:26 PM
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^ yeah i read the haynes manuel... explains step by step on how to do it.. how to release fuel presure, remove seats and hoses in that area and how to then remove the gas tank... doesn't seem like alot of work... but since im a newb at it i'll take my sweet as time.. lol...

im thinking im just gonna pull it off myself... get off work early one day and just spend the afternoon working on it... but i need to get my hands on a gas tank..

do you guys suggest i buy a new one or used one???
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 09:15 AM
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Be VERY careful when removing the fuel pump screws, you don't want to snap them... Also, remember not to use any tools that cause sparks, or a lot of heat. Liquid gas is dangerous, but vapour is even more dangerous!
Take your time and be careful!
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 06:05 PM
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^ yeah thats why im gonna take a full day and do it... probably won't take me as long as i think but i always like to over estimate the time just incase i get screwed... especially on a first time...




is there a drain bolt on the eg gas tanks??
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Old 26-Mar-2007, 08:17 PM
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I'm not sure about the EG drain plug, but when I went turbo on the EK, I had a tank full of regular octane that I had to syphon out and I filled it with 94 octane before starting.... just get a cheap syphon from walmart if you need to.
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^ thanx man thats a good idea
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 09:46 AM
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as little fuel in the tank as possible!!!!
Go to the gas station before you start working on it and fill a can with some gas, then once you are done you can put enough gas in the tank to get to the station. Liquid is heavy! If you try to take the tank off and it's got 40L of fuel in it you WILL drop it and spill fuel all over the place!
Think of the weight of a jug of water for your water cooler, then add weight for the tank itself.
I worked in a shop, I've helped take tanks off. They aren't light!
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 02:08 PM
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I'm 16 and I just did mine on Sunday so in that case anyone can do it. THere should b a drain plug on the bottom of the tank so just take it out and let the gas drain out. The hoses can be a little bit of a b*tch just get a buddy with small hands to pull them off. It was super easy to do only hard part was when all the clamps are rusted and trying to get the bolts loose. All in all it'll take about 2 hours if everything is running smoothly.
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 04:40 PM
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^ well thats good to hear.... but im not sweating im pretty sure i can pull it off... just not sure how long it will take me....

as for the amount of gas in the car ... yeah im not gonna even try it full... im gonna drive around and hope that by the time i get a chance to fix it that i will be near empty... if not i'll saphon most of it..
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easiest way is the drain bolt.
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Old 27-Mar-2007, 10:14 PM
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yea just dont check 2 see if there is any gass in there with a *** in ya gob like a budy of mine did buy mistake 1 time hahaha


siting on his bike and just opened the tank and looked in woof next thing le falls off the bike and his beard and eyebrows were glowing as they finaly burnt out hahaha


eyebrows take a ****ing long *** time 2 grow back
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