Ok, former Wheelchair bound Marines working kinda slow. :) Buttttt. I have the fuel tank off the truck. Driver side jacked up about 14", on 4 ton Jacks with 2x12's under the tires in front and back. I have the new fuel pump, looks like a quarter turn locking type of thing, where I tap on it. Pull old out put old in.
When I was taking it down, 2 OhOh's. 1st one the grounding strap broke, which I think is probably a very easy fix.
Secondly, there was a plastic box infront of the gas tank. Had hoses running thru it. The one that ran from the tank to it creased real bad and I know it needs replaced. Looks like plastic pvc but I can't find a part number.
Do I make one? Go to an auto part store buy gas line rated rubber hose and clamps?
Also. Since I have the whole tank out from under the truck, is there a good way to kinda rinse it out maybe? Get any debris out that may be in there but don't leave water in it? Was thinking maybe 5 gallon mix of water and rubbing alcohol, swish around, dump out, and the alcohol would make it evaporate?
Can/should I spray the tank with any type of undercoat spray, spray bedliner ytpe stuff to protect it in any way since it is down?
Bought the in line fuel filter, will replace that. I took out the fuel pump grey square relay from the box under the hood? How do I check that with a meter? What would I look for.
Well, any help is appreciated. If I could post pictures all of you would be rolling around laughing. Heck the next time some new guy in your shoup said he couldn't do something ya could show him a gimp Marine dropping a 34 gallon tank from a Dually in his wheelchair. Then tell him to get back to work LOL.
Hope all had a great holiday. Thanks again, Michael.
P.S. Funny thing is, on May 13th 1990, this is how I broke my backl, had that truck up and not secured properly, used a front end loader with a log chain over the bucket and hooked to the front frame.3 bolts left on the oil pan, hydraulics blew a gasket on the main cylynder of the loader, bucket rotated forwad, chain fell, truck fell. Lesson learned. :) Dejavu or how ever it's spelled.
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 AT 12:13 AM