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bay fuel tank

Discussion in 'Fuel System & Electrics' started by reelmick, May 21, 2018.

  1. reelmick

    reelmick Member

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    Evening,had an issue with the fuel tank outlet pipe blocking up causing a breakdown, its a fixed pipe which i unblocked, can anyone tell if there's a mesh or anything in the tank at the outlet. Mick
     
  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    if it's like mine (79 transporter) there's nothing on the other side.
    mine's silver soldered in, not threaded with a gasket.
     
  3. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Seen both, One is a metal gauze sock and the other nothing. If you have nothing less likely to block up as it is a pain to drain the tank to fix it.

    Adrian
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    The gauze filter is only on the removable outlet as far as I'm aware.

    Early busses mainly.
    Have a nut to undo for removal of spigot and mesh.
     
  5. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry, I meant on the removable ones. I doubt the fully welded ones would have anything. They have been on earlier bus tanks too.

    Adrian
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Figured that would have been the case but just clarifying :)
    Yeah, does seem a mix of outlets
     
  7. reelmick

    reelmick Member

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    thanks that makes it clear theres nothing in the tank where the stems fitted so wont be pulling tank out for a clean( to hard a job) but nasty with a full tank to unblock. cheers
     
  8. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Had a case where some genius used silicone to 'repair' a split filler neck elbow.
    Naturally it all crumbled and the bits presented a continuing spasmodic overheating of engine.
    Owners even changed engines to solve the issue to no avail.
    Eventually issue was discovered and sorted by mechanic on the coast.

    So hopefully your blockage is the only bit of crud in there.
    Don't think I would be risking putting a camera in to an empty
    ( but fumy) tank to check. :eek:
     
  9. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    if you think it is rust swarf, get a rare earth magnet and stick it on your tank near the outlet (there is a big opening there in the floor of the tank enclosure)
    That will stop the stuff from siting over the outlet and blocking flow
     
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  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    :cool:
     

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