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Old 02-02-2012, 11:28 AM
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Fuel Tank

Need to replace sending unit in fuel tank. Just curious is it easier to pull the bed for access to sending unit rather than droping the tank. I know its much easier to pull the bed on a chevy 1500.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:38 AM
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If you don't have toolboxes or other things mounted in your bed then I would say just lift the bed. You don't have to take it all the way off, just jack it up high enough to get the sending unit out.

Here's what I did:
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I have never done either. But I plan on dropping the tank this Saturday to do the hutch and harpoon mods. Have you considered dosing these as well as the sending unit? On the other depending on how much fuel is in the tank would determine which way I went. From what I have read dropping the tank is not that bad. Just my two cents.


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Old 02-02-2012, 03:31 PM
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PULL THE BED??????

Goodness NO! You'll be breaking tools & fasteners for no reason (those torx bits don't last in bed bolts ). The tank is Not hard to drop, the less fuel the easier so get low, then put a hose on the drain tube for the fuel bowl and open the drain lever. Then put 12v directly to the fuel pump and empty it.

Dropping Fuel Tank

And, YES - Great time to do the H&H!
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:04 PM
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that is what i was thinking the bed bolts are hard to get out. i broke a good torx bit. so i cut the bolt off. the tank is 4 bolts. my friend welded a nut the the top of the bolts on his truck and he just broke the shaft on the bolt they would not turn.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for all the info
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