Fuel Tank and Cap Inspection
Visually inspect the gasket [A] on the tank cap for any
Replace the gasket if it is damaged.
Check to see if the fuel breather pipe [B] in the tank are
not clogged. Check the tank cap breather also.
If they are clogged, remove the tank and drain it, and then
blow the breather free with compressed air.
Do not apply compressed air to the air vent holes
[C] in the tank cap. This could cause damage and
clogging of the labyrinth in the cap.
Fuel Tank Cleaning
Gasoline and low-flash point solvents can be
flammable and/or explosive and cause severe
burns. Clean the tank in a well-ventilated area, and
take care that there are no sparks or flame any-
where near the working area. Do not use gasoline
or low-flash point solvents to clean the tank.
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal)
Fuel Pump (see Fuel Pump Removal)
Pour some high-flash point solvent into the fuel tank and
shake the tank to remove dirt and fuel deposits.
Draw the solvent out of the fuel tank.
Dry the tank with compressed air.
Fuel Pump (see Fuel Pump Installation)
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Installation)
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