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Old August 4th, 2010, 08:58 AM
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The pump has been working fine...although my stock gas gauge bounces all over the place when I am driving but from what I have read on the forum that seems to be a common problem.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 10:58 AM
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Mine does it as well. I chalk it up the the primative toilet bowl style float in these things.

I have a new skid that I will be putting on this weekend, This thread couldnt have been timed better!
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Old August 4th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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The floating fuel gauge may be caused by not using a genuine Fuel Pump. I've seen that the OE ones sold produce the floating needle. Never had the issue with genuine pumps (at least personally) but they are more expensive.

Whenever we go into the fuel tank I almots always suggest a new pump as the old one are typically cracked where the metal join pipes exit the top of the pump.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 01:13 AM
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Getting a new replacement rubber hose piece doesn't appear to be possible. The entire line is available (w/ hose) if you are willing to go through Classic Tube, wait at least three weeks, and pay about ~$450 per line. ECR doesn't sell these mail order so CT is the only option that I can find. I do make an effort to do everything factory correct when possible but with these fuel lines, I gave up after a week of frustration and did it the Ron way. It works just fine. I posted in another thread how I did mine.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:04 PM
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Do the aluminum gas tank plates have a round tune to revent the tank from sliding? Also, how thick is the aluminum?
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Old August 7th, 2010, 05:32 PM
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I got my skid swaped out for a new aluminum one. Cant stress enough the importance of PB blaster on the bolts. I didnt snap anyoff, but I came super close. If it wasnt for the bolts being the way they are, this would be a easy job!
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Old August 7th, 2010, 09:26 PM
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Yes the plates have the bar to properly place the tank and they are about 1/4 inch thick.

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Do the aluminum gas tank plates have a round tune to revent the tank from sliding? Also, how thick is the aluminum?
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Old August 9th, 2010, 12:52 AM
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Cant stress enough the importance of PB blaster on the bolts. I didnt snap anyoff, but I came super close. If it wasnt for the bolts being the way they are, this would be a easy job!
That is the truth. I snapped off the head of a bolt and the skid plate install became a two-week epic. After twisting off a bolt extractor in the bolt, I ended up having to grind off the entire threaded plate, fabricate and weld a new one on, then repaint.

For the reinstall, I sourced some stainless bolts from McMaster and put lots of anti-seize on them.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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dropping the tank

Dropping my tank as well... Just to confirm, the piece pictured is where you use the special coat hanger tool to release the union? Need to drop it to remove the bolts for my rockware rear bumper and it's been an adventure so far. Luckily I got all the fuel tank plate's bolts out okay

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Yes that's the one.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Please help!?!

The green disconnect? How the hell does this disconnect? Pushing within the holes does not seem to work for me. Any ideas?
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 09:50 PM
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Please help!?!

The green disconnect? How the hell does this disconnect? Pushing within the holes does not seem to work for me. Any ideas?
Bend a piece a thicker wire into a U shape. Put into the holes and pull. Think of it like the prongs you use to pull out a stereo head unit. Hope this helps.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 02:00 PM
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No luck. Had to pop vents off, hope not damaged. Still need to get this thing apart.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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THANKS for the advice/instructions Don. Finally got it to disconnect.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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THANKS for the advice/instructions Don. Finally got it to disconnect.
Great to hear - sry I didn't get back to your prior post. First time I pulled my tank I took that whole canister out as well. That clip trick seems so simple once you figure it out.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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I purchased the aluminum skid plate from SafariHP and was a perfect fit. I was very happy with the skid plate.
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