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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2002, 10:46 PM
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i i was wondering where my fuel pump is in my 88sammi..iam wondering if i can put the gas tank in the back..just wanted to now if it was a inline or in the tank.i was told you cant do it if its a inline
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Re: gas tank question

All carburated engines (early years to 89) have the pump in the engine beside the Distributor, as for Fuel Injected ones( 89-94) they are in the tank because its a high pressure system for the injection.

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so can i put the tank in the back?
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Re: gas tank question

Yes you can put it in the back. Can you tell me why you would want to do that?
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well as you all know iam new in the sammi stuff so i go by what i hear or what ive seen...ive seen a couple in the back and also heard that there in a bad spot and hang to low.maybe a skid plate will take care of that [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: gas tank question

If it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Re: gas tank question

Well, most of the guys I know with there tank in the back have a reason. That being that they extented the rear axle back far enough that it would come into contact with the tank while wheeling. Their solution was to just put it in the back instead of worry about fabricating a new bracket and mounting location. As far as it being too low and smashing rocks, a skid plate can fix that. Just my .02
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Re: gas tank question

So sorry. what is "it"? The pump or the tank?

The tank (10 gallons) is already in the back.

A pre-89 has a mechanical fuel pump on the passenger side of the head at the rear of the engine. You have probably read that they can cause serious damage if the pump diaphram is broken and and left unrepaired. For the pure economy of it, you should just replace the pump if it shows signs of being damaged or you are worried about it dying soon. It is very easy to replace.

You can install an electric pump, but it is a pain to do and, depending on where you want to install it (like inside your gas tank), can be a very labor intensive task. I installed my electric pump on the passenger front wheel well for my 1.6 conversion and though people said that was a crazy place for it, it works fine.
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theres no problems with anything as of right now...i was told the the tank is in a bad place and was damaged easy so i was thinkin of fixin it before it was a problem..but if its not broke dont try to fix it i guess..
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Re: gas tank question

I wheel mine hard and have have never damaged the tank. Now the skid plate is another story. The factory skid does a good job in most cases, but if you want to run with the big dogs you will need a good aftermarket bullet proof skid. Also the hitch bar that hangs down from the rear bumper gives the tank some protection.
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