On 2007-03-23 07:40, Mikes66 wrote:
If it is really dark under there, use a match so you can see what your doing.....
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Anyhow, the fuel lines are very old. And the tank does have some places where the undercoating is peeling off, but the rust in these areas doesn't look like it would leak.
As for the condition of the filler tube and the filler neck, they are low and on the back. The gas cap sits right under the decklid, and theres a 60 deg. bent tube than connects to the tank with a peice of rubber hose as a coupler. The gas cap is probably in terribile condition. The cap fits tight on the filler neck, but I am sure the rubber seals are gone/deteriorated. It could just be evaporation? I haven't seen any sort of ventillation/check valve on the tank. Doesn't gas evaporate and expand when its in an enclosed tank without ventillation?
I can see 4 freeze plugs looking at the side of the motor. I guess theres another one back between the starter and the exhaust manifold, that would be 5 making it a 200. The distributor is next to #1 cylinder on this engine, the 250 has the distributor in the middle of the block, right?
I took the filler tube off the other day and looked down into the tank, the metal inside the tank that I could see looks to be clean and rust free. I'll probably take the sending unit out this weekend and examine it.
Its a distinct possibility that someone is stealing my gas. I might invest in a locking gas cap. I have one on my Jetta and it gets great mileage
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