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Fuel Tank
« on: January 19, 2017, 09:47:06 AM »
I need to drop the fuel tank for cleaning and I am having a hard time removing the Filler Tube are there any tricks?

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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 08:37:47 PM »
First clean all around the tube with a scotch pad lubed with some transmission fluid , wipe clean , apply more oil around the tube and seal , remove the screws at the gas cap flange , at the bottom of tube rock the tube back and forth and push in , oil on tube will help tube slide in , Turn tube forward and down pull tube out , if tube flange is on the outside of fender the recall has not been done , make sure tank is empty before you pull tube out , when you put it back together grease seal up and tube also , after your finished wipe off extra grease ,
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 06:05:05 AM »
Thanks
I will give it a try
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 10:23:54 AM »
Got the tank out, The top of the tank is rusted and has some small holes in it.
Guess its tank time.

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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 11:19:53 AM »
Easy to fix small pin holes on top or bottom with solder. Can be done very easy with a soldering iron. What ever finish Ford put on the tanks, it will solder very well.
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Re: Fuel Tank
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 06:42:34 AM »
Thanks,
After further inspection there are some Hugh cracks in it also. Also there was a pad on top of the tank that's all rotted, Can this be replace with a rubber pad?

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