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Nigel(no top)Sykes
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What fun

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Mar 31, 2019 15:44

Before putting the tank back in I thought I’d try and clean it out a little, it had been stood for 30 years or so with petrol n it after all.
What was left of the fuel was a brown gunge at the bottom of the tank and the fuel pick up pipe was, and still is despite my efforts, totally blocked. Easy enough I thought. Just remove the original, replace with some new pipe and job done. In order to improve access I took out the fuel send,er and was greeted by this !!
Guess I’ll be doing some electrical rebuilding too :roll:
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And yes, it is stuck solid.
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Re: What fun

Post by grantourer » Sun Mar 31, 2019 18:19

Hi Nige. The tank on Judith's Moke was covered in the solidified Brown Gunge. Tried cleaning it out, after a week, gave up and bought a new one. Also a good, but awkward upgrade is to replace the Rubber pipe with 1/4 inch copper or cupro/nickel pipe. Does not degrade with the new fuels containing Ethanol.
Regards, Graham & Judith
1981 Aussie Moke
1989 Portuguese Moke
1992 VW T3 Multivan LLE No 2113

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Re: What fun

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Mar 31, 2019 19:03

That’s an option I suppose but the sender has cleaned up nicely and is working fine and if the replacement pick up pipe idea works it’ll be a sight cheaper than £420 or so for a tank
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