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Replacing gas tank seal

I am about to replace the seal in the gas tank. It is item 27 in the pet diagram in the fuel tank.

As I have never done this before, is there anything that I need to know before tackling this project.

It does appear to be fairly straight forward, but you just never know.

And how much time will it take?

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If you are going to replace the gasket, you could also look at the sending unit and decide if you wanted to clean it up and possibly get your fuel guage to register correctly.

Our tech section has this procedure-there are others:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/911_fuel_tank_sender_replace/911_fuel_tank_sender_replace.htm

If you want pictures---from www.924.org:
http://www.924.org/techsection/technical.htm

Be careful of the copper connections, they could break off if you handle to rough.

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John,
I'm always amazed at your knowledge and willingness to share same. You are a great resource to the community.

You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar !!

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To follow up, today I pulled the internal fuel filter (in gas tank ). cleaned it out and noted there was NO seal on the filter whatsoever. This is why my gas has been leaking all over the road for I have no idea how long.

Please note that if you are getting bad mileage, it may be that your fuel is being easily accessed (stolen) at the bottom of your tank. It would be a simple matter to drain fuel from here.

Does anyone have a solution to prevent this from happening?

Anyway, I placed a new seal in and replaced the regular fuel filter with a new one. Everything is fine.
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Thanks John!


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If you are going to replace the gasket, you could also look at the sending unit and decide if you wanted to clean it up and possibly get your fuel guage to register correctly.

Our tech section has this procedure-there are others:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/911_fuel_tank_sender_replace/911_fuel_tank_sender_replace.htm

If you want pictures---from www.924.org:
http://www.924.org/techsection/technical.htm

Be careful of the copper connections, they could break off if you handle to rough.

GL
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Bruce & Gordon,

Glad to help. Just repaying my debt to past and present members and to Pelican.

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