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Old 02-28-2004, 04:09   #1 (permalink)
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Safe gas tank removal

G'day all,

I have to remove the LPG tank from my EL wagon, and because I've never dealt with a system like that I'm wondering if there are any precautions? It is a factory Tickford system with the tank under the rear floor attached by various large bolts. I understand it should be pressurised which is the reason I am concerned.

Any advice appreciated!

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Old 02-28-2004, 11:06   #2 (permalink)
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Obviously after you have disconnected all the plumbing and electrics, just make sure you have the valve "OFF" on the tank itself..Is it a donnut tank or a cylinder? Just open the brackets and lift it out of the craddle..you remove the craddle later.. How much gas is in it? .. They can be heavy as 10 men when they are full .. A tip is to put the service line into a bucket of water and turn the valve on slightly..Let the gas disperse through the water
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Old 02-28-2004, 18:31   #3 (permalink)
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Cheers matey!

This is what the tank looks like:



I don't know how much gas is in it, but I'll have a go at emptying it like you said.
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Hey buddy looks like its gonna be heavy!!
Why do u have to remove it may i ask?????
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Old 02-28-2004, 18:44   #5 (permalink)
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Lift the tag under the flap of the grey plastic section that has APA stamped on it.. Inside you will see the tank gauge, a solenoid the filler line and a copper service line, Have a look at how full it is.. The gauge doesn't need power it would let you know if you need to 'bleeed' some gas out before you try to lift it
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Old 02-29-2004, 16:51   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers again Tibbo, much appreciated.

svo347, the EL Futura is a statutory write-off I'm using for parts, but a friend is buying the tank for his XC GXL!
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Old 02-29-2004, 17:27   #7 (permalink)
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thats one serious kickarse tank!!
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Old 02-29-2004, 17:38   #8 (permalink)
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hell yeah.. looks more like something off a space ship.
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if only those tanks would fit my EF!
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Old 02-29-2004, 21:47   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah I wouldn't have minded it myself but I've got too much on my plate now to think about LPG conversions.

Silly me went and put a price on it, assuming it was one of those normal cylinder-shaped things. Turns out it's quite a work of art and the buyer is getting a hell of a bargain.
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