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Thread: Drop Fuel Tank
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posted December 24, 2002 09:48 AM

Drop Fuel Tank

This may have been covered before, but what is the best method to drop the fuel tank?

Mine is very dirty inside, and is clogging up the filter after 10 miles or so!!
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wankel_dreams


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posted December 24, 2002 09:17 PM
Edited By: wankel_dreams on 24 Dec 2002 21:19

wasn't hard at all. Here is what i did.

1)jack up rear
2)remove fuel filler tube and fuel lines to tank that i could see and or reach
3)support tank with jack and slab of wood
4)unbolt front and rear
5)slowly lower tank with jack and remove rest of lines and fuel guage sender wires

if you have the access panel in your bed, you may be able to remove all the lines before dropping the tank???

http://www.mazdarepu.com/board/viewthread.php3?FID=1&TID=123
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Mazdaspeedgirl


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posted January 18, 2003 06:10 PM

EXCELLENT! This is exactly the info I was looking for, since I finally got my REPU in the garage. I figured I better clean the tank before I even try to replace the fuel pump/filter, especially since it hasn't had a fuel cap on it for probably years....
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wankel_dreams


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posted January 19, 2003 08:37 PM

quote:
...it hasn't had a fuel cap on it for probably years....




good idea, after all the fuel evaporated, who knows what decided to live in there.
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dodge48


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posted February 13, 2003 05:00 PM

I would like to say 1 thing on this subject. I dont know if you have had it cleaned or not but heres a tip. it usually cost 60 bucks to have a tank boiled if its rusty. I took my tank to one of those places you pressure wash your car(and while no one was looking) I pressure washed my tank out 3 times with the hot soap mixture. You know what? it cleaned it out better than if it had been boiled. I took it home, got the water out, put some gas in it and poured it out to make sure i got all the water out and its better than new.

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