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Petrol tank

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:49 am
by Jasper53
Hi all, does the petrol tank on SS1 come out through the boot? Put 30 quids in yesterday for the show run and guess what? Been fine till then with quarter tank sat in the garage. Luckily by the time we got there was obviously below the problem as no leak. Car came with a load of spares, guess that’s why there’s a tank in the selection.
Car went great to the show, a lot of people looking and asking what is was. Thanks again to Dave for supplying us with the electrical gizmatroids to get it going.
Cheers, Rob

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Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 am
by philhoward
Yes - remove the boot liner and it comes out the boot

Tips for removing the tank - be very careful of the rubber hoses where they attach to the sender (unless it’s a quite late car) and cut, don’t twist (then replace obviously).

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Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:13 am
by Jasper53
Cheers Phil, it’s had some hoses on by the look of it. Don’t like how they are fitted so will probably shorten or replace. Thanks for the info. Rob

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm
by Alan SS1
Jasper53 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:13 am
Cheers Phil, it’s had some hoses on by the look of it. Don’t like how they are fitted so will probably shorten or replace. Thanks for the info. Rob
what Phil is saying is ' do NOT try and wiggle the hoses off the sender' :-)

I found I could 'just' remove the sender with the hoses STILL attached from the tank, not sure if the tank would be possible to remove out through the boot with the hoses left attached? (and NOT break the sender?)

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 pm
by Jasper53
The pipes that have obviously been replaced are too long anyway so I’ll cut them off before taking the tank out. When the new one goes in I’ll make the pipes a neater fit by chopping to the right length. As the old saying goes, if it looks right etc.

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:38 pm
by reliant-reviver
Just reading between the lines. Is this the green ti D176 NGN ?

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:23 pm
by peter freeman
Some tanks have the outlet on the bottom which makes getting it out more difficult

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Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:34 pm
by Alan SS1
Jasper53 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 pm
The pipes that have obviously been replaced are too long anyway so I’ll cut them off before taking the tank out. When the new one goes in I’ll make the pipes a neater fit by chopping to the right length. As the old saying goes, if it looks right etc.
aye but leave enough length so you can remove a second time :wink:

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:56 pm
by Jasper53
‘Tis NGN yes.

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:59 pm
by Jasper53
Going to have a go on Saturday. if you see a black smoke cloud billowing over Yorkshire you’ll know I’ve got annoyed and fired it!

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:58 pm
by Rattling
Make sure it's the tank before removing as mine leaked from the sender pipes because of them being attached with the wrong clips ! This of course happens when the tank is over the point where the sender is fitted not with a low level just as yours did ,just a thought :D

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Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:54 pm
by Jasper53
Was showing half full so worth a look as you say. Cheers :D

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Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:41 pm
by Jasper53
Got the leak sorted. Wasn’t the tank after all that but the filler neck rubber. Seemed to be holding a small amount of petrol after going round a left hander then leaking because it was rotten around the clips. Replaced the fuel pipes anyway as they looked in a similar state. Luckily we had a bit of filler hose left from our Lotus Elan project. Job sorted.
Just a thought, the spare tank we have is not exactly the same as the ti one. What is the purpose of the extra vent pipe on the injection tank? Other than that looks the same. Don’t need the tank anyway, just wondering. :)

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Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:17 am
by philhoward
The extra vent pipe is used when they went from a vented to a non-vented filler cap.

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Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:22 am
by Rattling
philhoward wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:17 am
The extra vent pipe is used when they went from a vented to a non-vented filler cap.
Do you know what year model that was Phil ?