North American Turbocoupe Organization



Gas Tank Woes
89gted Offline
Senior Member
#1
I finally started on restoring my bird to the daily driver I want. I parked it in the back yard in late 2010 when it started running slower & slower. Each week I would start it for about 20 minutes to keep it going. About a year later, it quit during one of these times, and it has just sat since. Saturday, I pulled the gas tank to find a nasty surprise. The fuel pump is not only dead, but the rubber surround is nearly totally gone. The short piece of gas hose has lost most of the outside rubber, and wasn't even connected to the pump. In addition, the rubber gasket that seals the filler pipe to the tank is eaten up. The gasket on the vapor connector was eaten up. What was left of these gaskets was like sticky tar. In addition, the fuel level float unit won't give any good readouts on my ohmmeter. A neighbor said that old gas was the reason for all that. Don't know what else it could be. I didn't figure out how to post a picture from my computer files. A little help on that please.
[Image: th_TC016-PaintShiney.jpg]

Another proud dues paying member.

88TC, 210K, Black/Raven, Auto (may change), 140 speedo (by Jeff K), trip computer, 3G, cold air K&N, improved IVR, new AC system, new windshield & 360 tint, new sensatracs all around, interior cleaned up like new, now for the outside....
Reply

Huey866 Offline
Posting Freak
#2
http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...Post234870
87 TurboCoupe - silver, 137k, 5-speed, 3.73, 5 lug swap, MM... Evertything, 03 Cobra Brakes, Griggs Subframe connectors, Bo 1.5, Big Valves, massaged 79 turbo head, Essy Cam Gear, Boblog + Elbow, .63 T-3, Stinger Exhaust/FMIC

Currently dreaming about ball-bearings and Pimps
Reply

89gted Offline
Senior Member
#3
Thanks for the reply. My poor hearing doesn't help with that video, but following the arrow I think did it. Hopefully, the pic will show up. I used the file manager to add the pic, but I don't know if I need to do something else to get it to show. YAH, it works.


Attached Files Image(s)
   
[Image: th_TC016-PaintShiney.jpg]

Another proud dues paying member.

88TC, 210K, Black/Raven, Auto (may change), 140 speedo (by Jeff K), trip computer, 3G, cold air K&N, improved IVR, new AC system, new windshield & 360 tint, new sensatracs all around, interior cleaned up like new, now for the outside....
Reply

Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
The fuel line from the pump to the flange has to be submersible fuel line. You can get it at NAPA for several bucks a foot. Hard to tell from the pic if that is submersible line or not. "regular" fuel line will not work!
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
Reply

89gted Offline
Senior Member
#5
What you are seeing is a walbro pump & complete kit, which included the fuel line. I was pretty sure the pump was dead before I pulled it, so I had already gotten a new pump & kit to replace it. I'm just amazed at how eaten up all the rubber stuff is. I'm going to soap & pressure wash the inside of the tank & dry it before installing the new stuff. I'm hoping someone sees my ad in the parts wanted for a fuel level sender unit. Thanks for the comments on here guys.
[Image: th_TC016-PaintShiney.jpg]

Another proud dues paying member.

88TC, 210K, Black/Raven, Auto (may change), 140 speedo (by Jeff K), trip computer, 3G, cold air K&N, improved IVR, new AC system, new windshield & 360 tint, new sensatracs all around, interior cleaned up like new, now for the outside....
Reply

turbo80sdriver Offline
Administrator
#6
Just wondering if ethanol might be to blame?
'88 TC-Black T-5 with 79K stock 98.5% original, just w-i-d-e rims and tires, and some under hood powder-coating
'88 TC-Blue w/98K. Stocker w/t-5 ( the resurrection car) top gas mileage =31 mpg!
'88 TC-Grey w/99k. Auto, well optioned, 2nd owner car - getting more options
'87 TC-Blue w/123k t-5 parts car - less of a car now
'88 TC gray- body only so far- very very late factory build dated car, awaiting resurrection
'87 GN w/16.8K
"96 Bronco XLT w/351 (5.8l)
Reply





Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)



Theme © iAndrew 2018 - Software MyBB