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Old 08-30-2018, 05:16 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone... Labor day weekend trip, my favorite trip of the year, is now a NO GO..... Fuel tank leaking....

Anyways, no crying over Spilled Milk.....

Was wondering if anyone has replaced a fuel tank in a 2800 cruiser? Mine is a 2000 model year....

If so, would love to hear the procedure used to remove the tank. From what I am looking at, looks like cutting the floor in the aft cabin....

Thanks in advance....
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:34 AM   #2
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Do you get you tank yet?
If not I suggest the POLY FUEL TANK. Best option.
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:20 PM   #3
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Typical procedure for a boat of this configuration is to pull the engine, remove the bulkhead behind the fuel tank, remove floor in aft cabin to undo tank retainers, slide tank into engine compartment, lift tank out. Reverse to install.

Also be sure to first drain tank and disconnect all hose connections.

Not a fun or easy job.
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Also be sure to first drain tank and disconnect all hose connections.

Not a fun or easy job.
Also disconnect your batteries
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Also disconnect your batteries
This would be step 1
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How do you know its the tank thats leaking? Check all the hoses and connections to it?
If its definitive and not something else, Drain and vent the tank and do a fiber optic visual inspection.
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Proper test is to drain the tank remove all hoses and plug the fittings. Pressurize to about 3 psi and see if it holds.
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