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Fuel Tank Replacement Gravely 252Z

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by drparet, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. drparet

    drparet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Ok, I am not sure this is the correct forum, so forgive me in advance. I have a Gravely 252Z and I need to replace the fuel tank. I ordered and received the tank, now it appears to be straight forward replacement with the exception of the fuel line. There is a rubber bushing that needs to be removed. Is it difficult and how is it best to do this? Please be aware that I am marginally mechically inclined and I thought to save myself the cost of the labor in doing this myself. I would welcome some advice and directions to proceeed. Thank you in advance. I can be back channeled at drparet@sbcglobal.net

  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,248

    I have not had to replace a tank, but I have had to replace a number of fuel line drops in Gravely fuel tanks. Because the elbow serves to expand the tank bushing, the fitting should be pulled first to ease the removal of the tank bushing. It's been a couple of years since I have done the job, but as I recall the intank fuel line and weighted pick up can be pulled through the bushing. At this point the bushing can be worked out of the opening in the tank. I don't know the age of your Gravely but. at one time they used some inferior tubing for their fuel line drops that would rot off the elbow on the inside of the tank. I'd suggest installing a new tank bushing as well as a new Tygon 1/4' fuel drop. Reverse the procedure for reinstallation. Insert bushing first with a little lube, then push weighted pickup and fuel line through the bushing. Apply a little lube to the elbow and insert in the bushing. Hope this helps.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Dutch is on the money with the new bushing and drop hose, For a couple bux I've never re-used either....
  4. drparet

    drparet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks Gentlemen! I appreciate the information.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    You can't re-use them, I know.

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