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Old 11-28-2015, 06:31 PM   #15
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Thanks for the advice, everyone! I was able to complete the job yesterday... Somewhat time consuming but not too bad overall. Burned the gas as low as I dared and dropped the tank using a couple of floor jacks. Hit the pump access cover studs & nuts first with PB Blaster on Thursday. Got back to it again on Friday morning and hit them again with the acetone & ATF mix. No problems, thankfully. Weaseled the old pump assembly out & new one in. Reassembled and installed new fuel filler and vent hoses - the old Ford ones were really bad (copious black stuff on your hands if you dared to touch).

Refilled the tank with fresh gas & Stabil. Turns out there was still about 5 gallons in it. The old pump screen has rust particles in it, so I know there's some evil inside. Hopefully my keeping it full will minimize further developments...

The real test will be next season. The engine always started easily when cold, but would take a lot of cranking when hot. Keying it multiple times helped. My research pointed to a possibly weak fuel pump, so next trip we shall see if that was the culprit!

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Old 11-29-2015, 04:38 PM   #16
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Two things.

One.. No problem driving a motor home when it's way below freezing.. Just no water in it.

Second: you can remove the gasoline from the tank by use of a siphon pump then it's empty, Store it in 5 Gallon containers, replace pump, replace tank, replace gas.

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Old 12-04-2015, 09:15 PM   #17
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The alcohol in fuel also attracts water to your tank. So if you can find ethanol free fuel, fill up with it for the winter also. Just my thought.
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:53 AM   #18
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I also use pre-sprays, I then back the bolt or nut a few turns and the then reverse other way 9 out of 10 time you won't break it off. I also added a few can's of Heat. I am more worried about the fuel coming from the rear tank freezing.
I also suggest having a few extra gas filters, if your seeing crumbs in the tank, I bought the see in filters so I'm not wasting them by not being able to see particles.http://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Md...90&o=4&pid=1.1

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