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I am dropping my fuel tank so I can get it cleaned out and Renewed. My question is do you think I will have enough room to get it out by just putting the car on ramps or should I use jackstands? I don't want to put it on ramps, disconect everything, and then find out I don't have room to get it out. Anyone with any expieriance with this?

Thanks for any help!

Mark

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Don't you mean "up" to help you?........ That would make a nice pic for the gallery.....Cruiser with his hands dirty....ROFLLOL

Probably fall asleep on the creeper....:devious: and spill his beer all over himself..... :disappoin

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Its a very simple job, you dont need much clearance at all.

Just drain the tank with the bolt at the bottom so it is nice and light and then undo the bolts holding the fastening straps at it will fall.

(Note: you should have disconnected the fuel lines and sended wires etc first :) )

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Originally posted by 2ManyZs

Don't you mean "up" to help you?........ That would make a nice pic for the gallery.....Cruiser with his hands dirty....ROFLLOL

Probably fall asleep on the creeper....:devious: and spill his beer all over himself..... :disappoin

Love the spilling bear part LOL.

Sorry Zmefly it was just too funny :).

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Zmefly I'm going to take the tank out on sunday if you want to come over. Looking at the tank though it seems like there is only enough room under it for one person to work on it. Let me know if you want to come over though and I'll give you directions.

Mark

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Thing is we never had a ZX turbo in Australia and we have a couple of private imports but i've never driven one to really comment on them.

I've never really liked the look of the ZX myself compared with the earlier cars but we don't have any model other than 2+2 and the 2 seaters arn't common here either.

So all i have to go by is pictures and what others say over the forums LOL.

All that aside your ZX is one of the better ones I've seen. I'm sure it goes pretty well and turbo cars are pretty fun. I've driven a mates VL turbo(RB30 Turbo) in a car that weighs a couple of hundred kilo's than a ZX even and it went ok with 5 guys in it :).

So don't worry too much :)

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Saw a 280zx 2 seater today (sunday) actually.

Went to a house to look a a new roof for my 240z. There were 6 240z's (2 of which are for sale),3 260z's and the 280zx 2 seater.

The one that I'm getting the roof cut off has been totally butchered by a PO.

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I've seen a Blue 280zx Turbo in Melbourne it was a nice car. Think it was still a 2+2 never saw it get driven or talked to the owner so can't really comment.:classic:

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Well I pulled the tank and was suprised that I could fit any gas in it considering all of the crud in it. I dropped it off to get it "Renu"ed and will see how that turns out. James "Zmefly" dropped by to give me a hand and it was nice to meet someone from here in person. I'll post again when i get the tank back.

Mark

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M420,

Where/ what kind of shopt did you drop your tank of to get renewed at? I want to get mine cleaned out as well. How much did it cost you to get it serviced?

thanks,

isaac

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I think it's called Moyer Gas Tank Renu. Do a search under gas tank renew and they have a site. It has directions on how to send them a tank. They might have a location neer you. They told me it is going to run about $250. Mine is in pretty bad shape inside though so yours might be less. I was getting about 5 to 6 miles per fuel filter.

Mark

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the inside of marks m240 tank was horrid to see, it seems that it just sat to long without anything inside to keep it clean, and his filter he showed me which was new only had about 5 miles on it and was totally brown:sick:

as mark said it was nice not only to find a Z lover in pa but to meet somone from the board.

mark i have those pic downloaded, i just need to stop being lazy and post them for you.

when i do the keyword will be marksZ

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