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Fuel tank removal

Postby MaximusVR46 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:10 pm

Does anyone have a guide to removing the fuel tank? When disconnecting the hose does fuel piss out everywhere?

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Re: Fuel tank removal

Postby iannowi » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:27 pm

tiny amount of fuel will leak...less than a thimble full....just have a rag handy

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Re: Fuel tank removal

Postby bic_bicknell » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:40 pm

There is a connection on the fuel pipe that just needs disconnecting. No leak. Just unplug.

Remember, if you haven't done this before, that there is a chance that your tank will experience the distortion problem if you remove it for a long period of time and will not go back easily. Don't know why you want to remove the tank but if possible replace within a few hors and you will be OK.

Are you just lifting it or taking it off?

If for a long period I'd suggest draining the tank of fuel.
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Re: Fuel tank removal

Postby DMacL » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:49 pm

May or may not be of comfort, but my tank had been off for about two weeks while I was fiddling with things. Sat 3/4 full of fuel.

It's refitted no problem, no signs of distortion etc.

Fingers crossed it stays that way!

For removing the tank:
Quick connect LHS can be disconnected with tank on.
Two allen head bolts under seat
Tank lifts to disconnect two connectors, a white one and a black one
Tank slides backwards out from locating thingymjigs at front.

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Re: Fuel tank removal

Postby Jim H » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:31 am

DMacL wrote:May or may not be of comfort, but my tank had been off for about two weeks while I was fiddling with things. Sat 3/4 full of fuel.

It's refitted no problem, no signs of distortion etc.

Fingers crossed it stays that way!


This could be good news for the 990 crop too - class action opinion poll option 2. Is there any lateral play DMacL across the front spigots? If the tank is stable longitudinally, I would assume it remains stable transversely.
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Re: Fuel tank removal

Postby DMacL » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:05 am

Hard to tell Jim, the front mounting bits have a thick piece of rubber around them so it's quite a tight fit into the tank. There does seem to be some freedom for the tank to move a little though.


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