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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-06-1999, 11:58 AM
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how long to drop the gas tank?

just wanted an idea of how long it is going to take me to drain then drop my gas tank? I know to add hours to what you tell me...

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Re: how long to drop the gas tank?

Not totally sure of the time involved, but drain time can be significantly effected by a number of things, how full is the tank, how many gallons does it hold, and similar items. I had the tank in one of my trucks out in about 2 hours total, I believe, and it was relatively empty, so not much had to be drained from it in order for me to remove it. Shouldn't be too bad of a project, unless the fasteners that attatch it are frozen together, in which case it can add a considerable amount of time, and a few cans of Liquid Wrench to the total project cost. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Good luck with it!


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Re: how long to drop the gas tank?

It's really not too bad. I just replaced the original tank out of my '76 CJ, and I would say it took between 45 minutes to an hour total. Spray all the bolts with Liquid Wrench or something the night before and it will make things go a bit smoother. I used an impact wrench as well, which removed all the bolts in no time at all. The worst part is draining the fuel in my opinion. Once that's done, remove all the hoses/wires, remove the bolts (making sure you have a floor jack or something underneath) and it practically falls right out. Good luck.

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Re: how long to drop the gas tank?

A good way to drain the fuel is to use a cheap 12V fuel pump. Run the wires to the battery and pump the fuel out into cans. I always carry a spare electric pump on the trail, and just outfitted it with enough fuel line to make it easy. Have changed a couple of tanks using this method.

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Re: how long to drop the gas tank?

Well for my 63 CJ it is easy. take out the front drivers seat. 3 bolts. Pull the line. its out. Bad thing is. if you add flame. driver seat become ejction seat.
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Re: how long to drop the gas tank?

1st time 45min-1hr. Second time 30 min, and the third time you will really be good at it and it should be off and back on in 20 minutes. If you have 5 gallons or less in the tank at the time it is still easy to other words, 5 gal or less dont need to drain it before removal. I think the hardesy part was getting the filler neck and vent hoses hooked back up! Good luck

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