Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

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Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:28 pm

Anybody taken one out recently?

How much pain am I in for?

How exactly does it come out?

Please, please, pretty please, tell me the axle doesn't have to come out...

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby MacMan » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:35 pm

BlueBlob wrote:Anybody taken one out recently?

How much pain am I in for?

How exactly does it come out?

Please, please, pretty please, tell me the axle doesn't have to come out...



Ummm it's not the most difficult thing to do... it's just **** because it's under the car.

You just loosen all the hoses and then there are 2 straps holding it in. Each strap is bolted to the body with a 13mm nut. Once the straps are loose, the tank can slide out.

You don't have to remove the whole axle, I just dropped the one side, but dropping the whole axle will make it easier.

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby Velofox » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:38 pm

sorry mate axle must just be loosened (4 bolts holding it up) try and mark it before you remove, just to ensure
that the axle goes back into the position it was...

there is 2 straps holding it up, loosen the 2 bolts, then the petrol down pipe and over flow must be removed and that is held in place by clamps...

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby Velofox » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:40 pm

oh yes and unplug the float before you remove it....

plug located on the inside under the black cover below the seat, oh ya you dont have that seat...lol
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:47 pm

Thanks guys.

Doesn't sound like as much work as I thought.

Will rip it out tonight quickly.

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:49 pm

Oh, reason for this:

We dyno'd my new motor last night. Went fantastically well up to 240kw at teh wheels when we started running out of fuel.

Car is now getting a fuel cell, surge tank, 10mm fuel lines (x2) and two fuel pumps. Let's see the fucker run out of fuel now. :evil:

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby kmg4real » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:54 pm

BlueBlob wrote:Oh, reason for this:

We dyno'd my new motor last night. Went fantastically well up to 240kw at teh wheels when we started running out of fuel.

Car is now getting a fuel cell, surge tank, 10mm fuel lines (x2) and two fuel pumps. Let's see the fucker run out of fuel now. :evil:


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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:54 pm

kmg4real wrote:240kw? That's some awesome power for Teh Blob
:lol: :lol: :lol:


Thanks man.

The idea is to get to 280kw. Will stop there 'cause I don't think a stock bottom-end will like much more than that.

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby UDC » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:57 pm

BlueBlob wrote:We dyno'd my new motor last night. Went fantastically well up to 240kw at teh wheels


:crazy: what you running under that hood

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby Velofox » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:58 pm

BlueBlob wrote:Oh, reason for this:

We dyno'd my new motor last night. Went fantastically well up to 240kw at teh wheels when we started running out of fuel.

Car is now getting a fuel cell, surge tank, 10mm fuel lines (x2) and two fuel pumps. Let's see the fucker run out of fuel now. :evil:


you have a new WHAT!!!!!

what a way of letting us know...
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:10 pm

Velofox wrote:you have a new WHAT!!!!!

what a way of letting us know...


Sorry man. Not spending as much time here as I used to.

Yeah, melted the previous motor, so built a new one. Same spec though, bar one or two little secret changes. :lol:

Basically makes 30hp more as the previous one, at the same boost level, and we can now actually get more than 1.2 bar. Well, we will, as soon as the fuel delivery problems are sorted.

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:15 pm

UDC wrote: :crazy: what you running under that hood


2.0 16V Turbo.

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby neighbourhood terror » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:36 pm

Peice of piss .. even easier on your car as the exhaust isn't in the way. Fitted the tank in my race car when I built it in about 10mins by myself :wink:
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:42 pm

neighbourhood terror wrote:Peice of piss .. even easier on your car as the exhaust isn't in the way. Fitted the tank in my race car when I built it in about 10mins by myself :wink:


Schweet. Feel like taking one out in 10 minutes tonight?

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby Velofox » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:47 pm

BlueBlob wrote:
neighbourhood terror wrote:Peice of piss .. even easier on your car as the exhaust isn't in the way. Fitted the tank in my race car when I built it in about 10mins by myself :wink:


Schweet. Feel like taking one out in 10 minutes tonight?


AAARRRRRRR, i wanna see the Blob also mos...

Time more or less?
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby neighbourhood terror » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:49 pm

BlueBlob wrote:Schweet. Feel like taking one out in 10 minutes tonight?

Ok ... I'm game, sms me time
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:50 pm

neighbourhood terror wrote:
BlueBlob wrote:Schweet. Feel like taking one out in 10 minutes tonight?

Ok ... I'm game, sms me time


Let's make it 19:00?

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:51 pm

Velofox wrote:AAARRRRRRR, i wanna see the Blob also mos...

Time more or less?


You want to pop around?

Anything after 19:00 should be fine.

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Postby neighbourhood terror » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:58 pm

BlueBlob wrote:Let's make it 19:00?

Cool ... it's a ummm date
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:59 pm

neighbourhood terror wrote:
BlueBlob wrote:Let's make it 19:00?

Cool ... it's a ummm date


*runs for the hills*

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Postby sjs » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:57 pm

You can also check my link when I converted to fi. Like MAcman said, its not difficult just f*cking annoying, would be easier with an extra hand viewtopic.php?f=11&t=64130&start=250

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby kmg4real » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:20 am

neighbourhood terror wrote:Peice of piss .. even easier on your car as the exhaust isn't in the way. Fitted the tank in my race car when I built it in about 10mins by myself :wink:


That was some record time I say. Would you agree Dave?
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby BlueBlob » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:36 am

kmg4real wrote:
neighbourhood terror wrote:Peice of piss .. even easier on your car as the exhaust isn't in the way. Fitted the tank in my race car when I built it in about 10mins by myself :wink:


That was some record time I say. Would you agree Dave?


Ha ha.

What was it, like 4 hours or something?

But it's out. Picked up the fuel cell this morning. PURE PORN. I love welded aluminium...

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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby neighbourhood terror » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:34 pm

Yup ... bit of a fail on my part really :oops: . Should have mentioned that when I did it there was no brake or fuel lines to deal with Also stuffing around trying to leave the brake lines in place wasted allot of time, we should have just dropped the whole axel in the first place and it would have taken half the time :bang:
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Re: Golf MK1, fuel tank removal.

Postby Velofox » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:53 pm

BlueBlob wrote:
kmg4real wrote:
neighbourhood terror wrote:Peice of piss .. even easier on your car as the exhaust isn't in the way. Fitted the tank in my race car when I built it in about 10mins by myself :wink:


That was some record time I say. Would you agree Dave?


Ha ha.

What was it, like 4 hours or something?

But it's out. Picked up the fuel cell this morning. PURE PORN. I love welded aluminium...


was a nice 4 hours if i must say so myself...

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