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Gas tank studs


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993796 posted 05/18/11 05:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey guys just wondering if the studs that come up from the gas tank that comes thru to the sending unit are removable and replaceable? Tried to undo the fuel sender today ended up snapping two of the studs even after I soaked the bitch with pb blast etc. I need to change the 255's sock as I think it's clogged/dirty from years of crap in the fuel tank.Can I remove the broken studs and replace with new one's or am sol and need to drill them out and re-tap for bolts?Thanks again...
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993827 posted 05/18/11 10:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You're pretty stuck. There isn't much material there to drill & tap for bolts either. Usually, the only alternative is self tapping sheet metal screws, or pull the tank and have the mounting ring replaced.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993852 posted 05/18/11 12:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm curious if anybody has had work done on their tank and how much it cost them. I've got 2 vr4s and a 3rd spare tank I wouldn't mind refurbishing.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993856 posted 05/18/11 01:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I had the same problem, just drilled out all the studs or places for them and went to my local hardware store and bought Nuts and bolts. I have found out a better way to remove these nuts, oddly enough I use vice grips now, the last tank i did the nuts were bad enough that they looked like blobs of rust. Ended up getting them all off with out breaking 1 stud, easiest way i ever done. Done it on 3 tanks now and havnt lost a stud yet.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993890 posted 05/18/11 03:56 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting donkeylips:

I'm curious if anybody has had work done on their tank and how much it cost them. I've got 2 vr4s and a 3rd spare tank I wouldn't mind refurbishing.




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993908 posted 05/18/11 05:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Fuel tank stud replacement



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 993923 posted 05/18/11 07:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Thanks for the link, but I found a place in Pa that does gas tank restorations. I spoke to the owner and I will be dropping my tank shortly and shipping it off to them to be repaired and restored. Its way cheaper than a new tank and should be better than new when done. I am also going to add the sump feature for that little extra something.Here are the links below for the tank repair and restoration and also one for the sending unit wish me luck......
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