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TR2/3/3A Another TR3 gas tank ?

tinman58

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I am ready to install yhe gas tank in the TR, Last year when I installed it it was a real B---- to do. Am I doing something wrong? Or is it normal to be a B---- to install?
 

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I've only done it a few times, but don't recall it being terribly difficult.

One tip is to cut the hose that links the tank to the filler off shorter, so that it will fit entirely onto the tank neck while you install the tank (along with two clamps). Then once the tank and filler neck are in place, slide the hose up onto the filler neck and secure with the clamps.

Of course, it's also important to be sure you have the correct tank. I don't recall the details offhand, but there were at least 3 different tanks, and they don't interchange easily. The latest tanks are obvious because the outlet moved; but I don't recall what was obviously different about the TR2 tank (except it held more fuel). The straps changed, too.

The filler necks also changed, but I believe they are interchangeable.
 

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Take the straps out of the way on both sides of the tank as a first step or you will wish that you had.....
Try to stay away from the early tanks with the welded seam on the bottom,they leak like sin,and may get you flam-bayed....
MD(mad dog)
 
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thanks for the info. I am going to put the tank in tomorrow. I put in the new sprinklers in the backyard tonight, Gotta share the time.
 
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