Gas tank question

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Gas tank question

Postby pjwilletts » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:14 pm

What is the arrangement of the gas pick up tube inside the tank....is it possible for this to break off??
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Re: Gas tank question

Postby peter an5l » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:00 pm

Why did you ask ? Think its spot welded or soldered in place. You can t open the tank so have to trust the maker !

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Re: Gas tank question

Postby pjwilletts » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:45 pm

my fuel pump was sucking air with about a half full tank....
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Re: Gas tank question

Postby Asolepius » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:45 am

Yes I had this problem years ago, but it was the last gallon I could not pick up. I suspected that the pipe was fractured somewhere. My son who is a doctor suggested catheterising the tank! I inserted a piece of Bowden cable outer into the pipe and worked it down to the end. The top was left a bit proud so that it was clamped by the connecting nut. No problems with this for 8 years. The smaller bore of the pipe doesn't seem to matter with my 70 bhp 998 engine.
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