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Old August 11th, 2014, 09:49 PM
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D90 Fuel Tank Guard

The fuel tank guard on my D90 was severely rusted so I ordered a replacement from rovers north. When I removed the old guard the fuel tank dropped??? Thankfully there wasnít any fuel in the tank. This caught me totally by surprise as I thought this was just a guard. Is it actually supposed to support the tank as well??
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Old August 11th, 2014, 09:51 PM
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It's also called a fuel tank cradle...
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Old August 11th, 2014, 09:54 PM
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yep. totally normal and a PITA if you have a full tank of gas.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 10:06 PM
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Your 90 isn't located in Ipswich, MA is it? Drove by a NAS sitting in a gas station lot Friday night with the cradle wide open from frame rot. No tank.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 10:07 PM
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good thing you had no fuel in it...I use a ratchet strap to hold mine while working on it! Welcome to the forum.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 10:16 PM
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Just replaced my fuel pump saturday and had this same experience.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies! It doesn't seem right to me that the guard is all that is holding it up. Im glad I decided to replace it. I can only imagine what would happen if i hit a bump and the tank dropped out of the back of the car.


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Your 90 isn't located in Ipswich, MA is it? Drove by a NAS sitting in a gas station lot Friday night with the cradle wide open from frame rot. No tank.
Wasnt me. I am in PA. Luckily its in my driveway with jack stands holding up the tank.
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