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Anyone ever do this?
Any tips or instructions?

I can't fuel my tank. Either the float valve is stuck closed or the vent lines are clogged/collapsed. In any case, the pressure builds up in the tank and shuts off the fuel pump (gas station pump).

I tried fuelling the car with the hose that goes to the purge valve disconnected, but that didn't help, so I'm thinking the problem is with the float valve or the line from the float valve to the charcoal cannister, or maybe the cannister itself is clogged and not letting air pass.

In any case, I think I have to remove the tank as all this stuff is on the top of it.

I plan to crawl under there and have a peak tonight. I figure the exhaust has to come off and then I can lower the tank by undoing some bolts and hoses. Any special fittings I need to be concerned with?

Thanks,

James
 

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Looks quite a big job to just drop the tank.

1. Raise rear seat and gain access to the fuel pump under the cover.
2. Unplug the upper connector.
3. Drain the fuel tank (syphon?)
4. Coax the non return valves and fuel lines away from the pump.
5. Raise car and remove rear exhaust pipe section.
6. Unplug the purge pipe using special tool number 8395261.
7. Detach hoses to the filler pipe by undoing the filler pipe plastic screw.
8. Detach both handbrake cables at the handbrake lever.
9. Place a support under the fuel tank (pillar jack etc)
10. Undo the front screws on the straps securing the fuel tank and lower it.
 

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Thanks....ugh...


I'm going to try to access the float valve by removing the fuel pump....maybe it's just stuck.
 
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