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I’ve had a look but can’t see any threads within pictures showing how to remove the tanks on V8.  I have the engine out so thought I should check them.


Any have any pictures or a thread which I’ve missed?



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First you will need to drain the tanks.   This you need to be careful with as you really don`t want fuel all over the floor.  With the car jacked and a suitably large container at hand, you can undo one side of the tank balance pipe.  The balance pipe is the lowest point.

Once they are drained, you will need to take the side walls out and then remove the tank cover panels and all associated wiring and plumbing.

Once the tank is exposed and all connections removed, you can lift them out with some wiggling.  Be careful of the rear hatch release cable on the right hand side.









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You might want to use your car's fuel pump to empty the tanks as much as possible before you open up the lower plumbing. Safer than draining it in bulk if you can pull a fuel line and pump right into your cans. Keep your battery charged.

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