Buying it back...

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Re: Buying it back...

Post by skater » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:39 pm

Got some more work done Saturday. The tank is almost out...Just need to disconnect the fuel lines and power connector, and it should come out.
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Re: Buying it back...

Post by skater » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:41 pm

Fuel tank is completely out! Got some hose to use for the breather line today. I'm hoping to have time to work on it this weekend, maybe even get it back together. The last thing I need to do before reassembly is remove the stub of old filler hose from the filler neck - I couldn't access the clamp easily and my light was dying, so I decided to cut the hose and focus on the tank instead.

Tip for anyone doing this - the plastic fuel line removal tools don't work well, if at all. I bought a metal one for under $10 from Amazon...I'll test it when I do the rear tank.
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Buying it back...

Post by Sub2RainEN » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:40 am

Hi Skater!

I just drove my 1990 from CA to NYC!

Had some stalling on front tank in AZ, but no one could figure out the cause. No problems on rear tank, so I just used it. But mileage got really bad around Oklahoma, which I thought was just the terrible winds I happened upon there.

Then, in the middle of Missouri, a gas station attendant came out screaming at me that I was leaking gas. Good Sam had me towed to the only repair shop that answered. He diagnosed it as the diverter valve. It was stuck and gas was pouring from the rear tank into the front tank, then out the fill hole of the front tank.

He was apologetic that the only place to get the part was from Ford and that it was $300. But I was relieved it wasn’t 2-3x that and that I wouldn’t be stuck there for days. From calling Good Sam to leaving the shop, it was about 4 hours.

Haven’t stalled since. Anyway, I thought you might want to look at that since you’ve had stalling in the past.


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Re: Buying it back...

Post by skater » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Sub2RainEN wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:40 am
Hi Skater!

I just drove my 1990 from CA to NYC!

Had some stalling on front tank in AZ, but no one could figure out the cause. No problems on rear tank, so I just used it. But mileage got really bad around Oklahoma, which I thought was just the terrible winds I happened upon there.

Then, in the middle of Missouri, a gas station attendant came out screaming at me that I was leaking gas. Good Sam had me towed to the only repair shop that answered. He diagnosed it as the diverter valve. It was stuck and gas was pouring from the rear tank into the front tank, then out the fill hole of the front tank.

He was apologetic that the only place to get the part was from Ford and that it was $300. But I was relieved it wasn’t 2-3x that and that I wouldn’t be stuck there for days. From calling Good Sam to leaving the shop, it was about 4 hours.

Haven’t stalled since. Anyway, I thought you might want to look at that since you’ve had stalling in the past.
Wow, what an adventure. Yeah, that's a common failure mode of the diverter valve. I've already replaced mine and am working on the tanks and pumps now.

What brought you to New York City?
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Re: Buying it back...

Post by Sub2RainEN » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:19 pm

Good on ya.

I lived here for about 8 years. Thinking of urban Boondocking here.

A friend is getting married in Long Island today.


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Re: Buying it back...

Post by skater » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:51 pm

Front fuel tank is done. I have to reinstall the propane tank and fix the generator exhaust (it fell while I was working), but the fuel tank is done.

Next up, the rear tank. I think I saw why it spills fuel when it’s full - the air line looked like it was torn (chewed?) open at the top. Fun. But I intend to replace both the fuel fill and the air line anyway.

I haven’t started it, and don’t want to until I get the rear done, because I’m afraid more gunk will get into the new diverter valve.
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Re: Buying it back...

Post by skater » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:31 pm

I drained just over 10 gallons from the rear tank today. I'm guessing there's still ~12 gallons in it, but I need to figure out how I'm going to store the bad gasoline over the winter until I can dispose of it in the spring (our county has hazardous waste drop-off days, but only spring through fall - the fuel from the front tank went to the last one this year). Compared to the front, that one looks like it's going to be much easier, although it does look like the filler and breather hoses are going to be a bigger headache.
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Re: Buying it back...

Post by Sub2RainEN » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:52 pm

Congratulations on more progress. I am enjoying my B so much. My uncles all approve.


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