12-17-2003, 08:53 PM
What is the best way to drop the tank? I am less tham 24 hours from performing the Swampy Mod.
I have just enough fuel to be running on fumes when I get home from werk tomorrow. Which is sorta ironic, since running on fumes is what damaged the stock pump in the first place. It runs good on short hops, but if I get out on the interstate about 50 miles out of town, at speed...the fuel problems return regardless of fuel level.
Any tips on how to douche out the tank when it is off the Jeep?
Inline filter recommendations?
Fuel line switches for spare fuel cells?
Thanx in advance!
12-18-2003, 11:31 AM
Are you just planning on replacing the fuel pump? If there's not much gas in it dropping it shouldn't be tough....take off the tubes to the filler tank, unbolt the two straps and drop it. I don't know what year your jeep is but the first time I dropped my tank the two bolts holding the straps broke, so I'd suggest giving them a good dowsing of pb blaster. Once you get the straps off just lower it by hand, and when it's low enough to reach them, unhook the fuel lines. As far as cleaning the tank once you take the fuel pump in there you can reach in and clean it out by hand. Good luck and be careful not to break any fuel lines. :spank:
Yep, he summed it up pretty good. I dropped mine with over 3/4 tank in it, so it should be a breeze for you. I only spilled maybe 1gal or so too! I just lowered it down best as possible by myself all 150lbs of gas included, it got about 6" from the ground before the jack with the plywood tipped over... would've spilled alot less too if the tank wouldn't have been propped on the jack, tilted toward the filler hole! :spank: Oh well, got it done. As far as feul filter, I just used a standard new stock replacement from NAPA. When you mount the feul pump, do yourself a huge favor and put some rubber washers or padding between the pump brackets and the mounting location, it will make it 10x quieter! Oh yea, it worked Swampy, give it a try. I can't even hear it now, but maybe that's because I cut my exhaust off at the y pipe too? Lol, gotta get that 40 DF on now!
12-22-2003, 08:30 PM
There are postings of guys pulling the cargo floor up and cutting a big hole thru the steel floor............
12-23-2003, 11:35 AM
Good luck and let me know how it turned out..