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Postby Dooley on Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:00 pm

How do you access fuel tank of a fronty 2.5 tai sport 97 plate???
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Re: Fuel tank

Postby fudge on Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:51 am

You have to remove it inside the tank guard.

This should be 4 bolts, 2 each side.
But remember to support it as you take it off.

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Re: Fuel tank

Postby Dooley on Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:28 am

Thank you for your offer I'm going to investigate pores in the fuel pipe from tank to filter if they are ok I'll contact you to remove tank
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Re: Fuel tank

Postby snapper on Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:40 am

Not so sure with the Sport, but with the LWB there's no need to drop the tank if your just changing the fuel lines or need to access the fuel level sensor. Just cut a hole in the boot floor (in the right place mind) and then plate it over when finished.

It's the way to go mate. Makes the job soooo much easier and if you cut it in the right place there's no need to ever drop the tank again. There's a few threads on here about it as well (such as here ).

I would make a wee visit to a scrappy first though to get some fronty boot floor material to use as a cover once the hole is cut and at the same time you can measure it all up so you cut the hole in the right place. There are some reinforcing sections going across the boot floor (side to side) that you need to miss.

If you slide some thin ply in between the top of the tank and boot floor (you can get it in through the gap between the chassis and the body behind the rear wheels) it will help keep the saw away from the fuel lines.
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