GAS TANK FUN
Well my GAS TANK FUN , started when I got my Old / New Truck. When I got my Truck it had old, bad GAS in it that stank so bad that I wanted to GAG. Well I thought that I could get this fixed by running some Fuel Treatment through it. Well that didn’t work out very well at all.
So the real GAS TANK FUN started. I needed to get the old /bad Gas out of there. This meant that I needed to get the Tank out of the Truck and wash it out. Not an easy Job for a mechanic with a lift and all the right tools to do it with. For me doing it with A Jack and some Stands , It was a lot more work and very uncomfortable. There are a lot of things that are in the way when doing this on the ground that would be easy to get out of the way if it was on a lift. Well I got it out and cleaned up and put back in. I thought that it was FIXED. So I put it all back together and tried it. Well It was Not Fixed. Well Part of it was , but not all of it.
The GAS TANK FUN continued with the FUEL PUMP not working. Well when I put it back together I had not messed with the fuel pump. That was a big Mistake for sure. I should of checked to make sure it was running , but i didn’t do that. So I got to do the trouble shooting and it was the Fuel Pump that was not working. Well this sent me out to get a new fuel pump. Well Now it was time to take the Fuel Tank out of the truck for the second time.
So GAS TANK FUN part two Starts off with me setting the Jack Stands on their tallest setting so I can have more work room under the Truck. This helped out a lot, and made working under there a lot easier on me. Don’t get me wrong it was still a pain to work under there but with that extra height it was better on ME.Well I was able to sit up better so my back was not bent too bad. Well I got the Fuel Tank out and took the Pump out, to start the replacement of it . When I did this I got a 4 inch long Jelly like worm of GOO that crawled out of the uptake line. It melted away real fast but that was not something that should be in the fuel line. Well I got the wires set up to test the pump and it worked , after spitting out another GOO WORM. This was good , it meant that the pump was just clogged up, and not burned out.
Well the GAS TANK FUN was to the reassembly phase. I got better at working under there. When I got it all put back together I found that I had a bad wire somewhere. SO off to the Wire Trouble Shooting I go. Found out Which of the wires was bad and ran a new one to replace it . Well it all worked good so I finish putting it all back together. This was a lot of WORK that I don’t want to have to do again. Well when it was all back together I started it up and gave it a test run. I’m happy, Then I turned off the key and It kept running , WHAT THE ?????? . Well I found that the relay was a bit sticky and not letting go the way it should. So I got it out and made the connections with the clips and bumped the relay about 20 times and put it back in and it works now. It was a bit sticky to start but it worked lose and is working fine now, but I will be getting a new one soon.
I was thinking that the GAS TANK FUN was done, but I was Wrong. I was driving it and smelling gas and I thought it was from the tarp that I was working on. Well i took it out and let it air out. This was not the problem. I found that I had missed a clamp on the fuel filter , and was leaking from there real bad. With the clamp installed, the smell went away. I had only lost about Three gallons of GAS due to this mistake. I Will not be able to tell the miles per gallon this time but I can get that on the next tank full.
I did have a few pictures of this but my Phone got stolen and they were on it , and I had not downloaded them yet, so I missed out on posting a few here for this post. Well this is the end of this GAS TANK FUN post. I have things to do around here at THE BACKYARD HOMESTEADING ACT that need me to get to them.
so later blessings byebye