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Installing a New Fuel Tank


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Preparing to Install a New Fuel Tank
Time to replace your fuel tank.

Ready to install a new gas tank.

photo by matt wright, 2007
If your fuel tank has developed a leak, or has been punctured or otherwise damaged, it will require replacement. This task can be done by the average mechanic. Be patient, and be sure you have safety on your mind at all times. Gas is highly combustible and dangerous if ignored.

Safety Tips:

  • Work in a clean, organized area. Clutter can cause accidents.
  • If you are working indoors, be sure there are no pilot lights or other sources of flame or spark present.
  • Keep your work area well ventilated.
  • Be sure to have a fire extinguisher on hand.

What You'll Need:

  • Fire extinguisher!
  • New fuel tank
  • Fuel line
  • Hose clamps
  • Proper gas storage container
  • Floor jack
  • Wrenches, sockets, normal hand tools

With all of your materials together, you're ready to install a new fuel tank. Don't forget to do it safely!

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