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Old July 2nd, 2008, 11:49 AM
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fuel tank insall

does the D90 tank just drop right in with the bottom plate or is there some padding that is supposed to go under it? I know about the closed cell foam dics along the sides but it seems like there should be something along the bottom or a top strap to keep it secured. Or is it just free to bounce around or rub on the bottom plate? I looked through the parts manual but didn't see anything, and checked out BarryO's thread but just thought I'd ask...
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Only the skid plate holds the tank in place. To my knowledge, there is no padding on top or on bottom of the tank. Be sure the tank is near empty before dropping the plate.


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No padding, but it gets wedged pretty tight between the tub and the skid plate. The filler seems to hold it in place pretty well too.
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Watch out for the evaporator hoses. If you rip the bushings going to the tank you may not notice the leak until you button everything up, take a turn on a full tank, and smell gas.
Has anybody ever cut out an 8-inch port hole in the back of the floor board to get to the fuel pump? A nice plexiglass cover or a stainless steel plate would could look trick and make the future replacement of a fuel pump a half hour job.
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I was thinking of using a large boat scupper to plug the hole. It has an oring and looks like it was made that way
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You could always use the floor plug from a rangie or a disco, but I'd rather pull the tank every few years than cut my floor.
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