Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kansas City, MO
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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.