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Fuel tank valve removal ? Plow day cometh !

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#1 jpackard56 OFFLINE  



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Posted March 29, 2016 - 09:53 AM

I'm still hoping parts come in on time for plow day, to get one of these up and running...


O.K. need to finish cleaning out fuel tanks. These are some sort of black plastic with a rubber looking ring around the actual shut off valve that in the picture book shows that they have a screen on the inside of tank. How do I get these out without breaking 40 year old plastic tank ? I've put pretty strong pull on them and they laugh at me...


I'm thinking now of putting some fuel back in, opening valve and blowing compressed air into tank hoping to dislodge junk off the screen into the fuel and then draining out the fill opening.


Any suggestions ?

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Posted March 29, 2016 - 12:03 PM

If you dont get it done bring it to plow day anyway. Guarantee you that whatever tractor you bring will be plowing after less than 2 hours of work with a pit crew of 12 guys lol. (Even if you have the engine open lol)
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Posted March 29, 2016 - 12:10 PM

I would put in some 16:1 gas and a little acetone

Let it sit for a while, then blow back thru carefully (cap off, air nozzle not sealed to the stem)
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Posted March 29, 2016 - 01:57 PM

I've run into those in Snappers and John Deeres. I was able to pill the valve out and then the ring which is actually a plug. Replace the plug because the new gas eats them. I was able to get the plugs from NAPA for under $3 each. Good Luck, Rick

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