- Mar 30, 2012
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How the heck do you do that WITHOUT dropping the tank? I finally gave up, pulled the tank, drained it, and reinstalled everything. I tried re-positioning the lock ring without dropping the tank; I couldn't get enough torque on the hammer to get the ring to move. Turns out I had the gasket mis-placed anyway so pulling the tank ended up being necessary. Also gave me a chance to hit the original lock ring with a good sanding to clean off the rust.
Update: Got the gasket installed PROPERLY! Got the lock ring in and centered. Tank hung back up again. NO LEAKS! With the new tank, sending unit, new fuel filters and rubber lines it seems to be running better than before. I had her out in stop & go traffic for about an hour Friday evening and she ran great. No issues with anything!
I used a ball peen hammer and a flat head screwdriver. The tank was empty at the time BUT I am sure there were still some remaining fumes from draining it.
the flash fire only hurts for a little while.
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. . . one time i was setting up the BBQ grill and the lid closed. couple minutes later i went to open it up and it flashed on me. then i had to put all the fixins back in the house and drive up to tom thumb for burn medicine while my skin was blistering up in real time. the lady in the checkout line was like you dont look so great, im standing there turning red blistery, eyebrows blowed off, trembling, puffy looking, no hair on my arms, singed shirt...