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Lister D Fuel Tank

Post by The Listy Man on Mon Apr 08 2013, 14:53

Hey Guys,

Can someone please give me some advice on my Lister D on how to drain the fuel tank

My names Luke, Im 14 and im a bit confused on what im doing.

I need to change the fuel tap because mine has snaped off and I would really appreciate some advice

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Re: Lister D Fuel Tank

Post by ED3229 on Mon Apr 08 2013, 15:28

The Listy Man wrote:Hey Guys,

Can someone please give me some advice on my Lister D on how to drain the fuel tank

My names Luke, Im 14 and im a bit confused on what im doing.

I need to change the fuel tap because mine has snaped off and I would really appreciate some advice

Cheers
Luke
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Hi Luke
I would undo the fuel pipe or tap with a container underneath the tap to catch the petrol.....

ED

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Post by mm5aho on Mon Apr 08 2013, 16:38

Luke,

you said your fuel tap has snapped off, but didn't say where, or whether you can still turn off the fuel or not.

So, assuming the tap is not operating at all, and that you have no way to close the tap...
First, do this with a cold engine, not hot just after running. That way there's less risk of fire.
Get a container that will hold more than the contents of the tank. Use a wide mouthed one, so that it will be easy to get the petrol into it. A bucket would be good, but your mother might not appreciate you using her best one.
Now, get a spanner and start to disconnect the fule line from the carburettor. Its going to spill petrol everywhere as it flows from the tank, and thats why you need the bucket ready to catch it all.
Wait till it runs out, then the tank is empty.

Take the lid off and look inside. Is it empty? If so, you can now undo the tap. Undo the fuel line from the tap first and remove it. The tap has got a filter inside that is like an inverted sock sticking up inside the tank. This comes out with the tap. Undo the tap then lower it downwards to remove the tap and its filter.

Good luck.
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Post by ED3229 on Mon Apr 08 2013, 17:44

mm5aho wrote:Luke,

you said your fuel tap has snapped off, but didn't say where, or whether you can still turn off the fuel or not.

So, assuming the tap is not operating at all, and that you have no way to close the tap...
First, do this with a cold engine, not hot just after running. That way there's less risk of fire.
Get a container that will hold more than the contents of the tank. Use a wide mouthed one, so that it will be easy to get the petrol into it. A bucket would be good, but your mother might not appreciate you using her best one.
Now, get a spanner and start to disconnect the fule line from the carburettor. Its going to spill petrol everywhere as it flows from the tank, and thats why you need the bucket ready to catch it all.
Wait till it runs out, then the tank is empty.

Take the lid off and look inside. Is it empty? If so, you can now undo the tap. Undo the fuel line from the tap first and remove it. The tap has got a filter inside that is like an inverted sock sticking up inside the tank. This comes out with the tap. Undo the tap then lower it downwards to remove the tap and its filter.

Good luck.
Geoff

That's what I said but I used less words........ lol! lol! lol! ED

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Post by The Listy Man on Mon Apr 08 2013, 17:46

Geoff,

I has snapped off on the joint and the petrol is currently off. I will try what you said and i will post some pictures of the tap and get back to you with results.

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Re: Lister D Fuel Tank

Post by mm5aho on Tue Apr 09 2013, 08:59

Ed,

I thought only to amplify your very succinct explanation for the sake of someone probably less experienced. I remember when I was 14, (40 odd years ago), and my Dad would say "just get the head off that engine would you", and I didn't have a clue.

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Re: Lister D Fuel Tank

Post by ED3229 on Tue Apr 09 2013, 09:19

mm5aho wrote:Ed,

I thought only to amplify your very succinct explanation for the sake of someone probably less experienced. I remember when I was 14, (40 odd years ago), and my Dad would say "just get the head off that engine would you", and I didn't have a clue.

As blackvanman will tell you I have a very dry scene of humor :stick lol:

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Post by stationary stu on Tue Apr 09 2013, 11:50

ED3229 wrote:
As blackvanman will tell you I have a very dry scene of humor :stick lol:

All the advice on here is welcome as Im new to this game....But I am getting sorted Very Happy

Im off outside now to start my engine as I stupidly left it out in the rain last night..... Embarassed

Do you not mean towel dry it lol! lol! :stick lol: lol! I bet you left your toys lying about when you were a kid as well.
:stick lol: lol! :stick lol: lol!

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Re: Lister D Fuel Tank

Post by davelister on Tue Apr 09 2013, 17:15

if the fuel taps stuck in the off position you could undo the pipe from the bottom of the tap,remove the tank from the engine then tip the petrol out into a petrol can.


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