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Saddle Tank removed...Driveable

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    This sounds like a dumb question Haha, but I am in the middle of removing the driver side tank in order to replace the fuel pump. Can I just plug the lines and te the wires up, and drive it? It doesnt seem like it would matter, but I wanted to check.

    Thanks
     
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    OK tank is out:D anybody know if it's cool to drive this. I am more worried about the emissions crap because of the open vent lines, but I am not sure.

    Another question..some crud fell into the tank when I pulled the pump assembly out...any ideas on how to clean this properly...there is only about 2 gallons of fuel inside. I am going to go pour that out right now.
     
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    as long as you got another tank on there. :haha:
     
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    how far are you planning on driving this without gas. you might be able to start it but I don't know how long the fuel in the line will get you.
     
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    My truck has no saddle tanks either :) I still drive it all over the yard, and technically could go a heck of a lot further without the saddle tanks, than I could before with them :P

    Oh, I guess I should mention I have a suburban fuel tank out back :P

    And yeah, just stuff a screw or something into the EVAP line, or your ECM might have some minor difficulties with leaning out thinking it should be drawing explosive fumes out of the fuel tank, when in reality it is just drawing fresh air. You'll probally get a check engine light now and again, but don't worry about it too much.

    Oh, and be sure to plug draw / return lines off, those switching valves don't always seal properly...
     
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    Smart A$$ES:D I have another tank still.

    I got a new fuel pump so I didn't have to go for long.
     

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