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post #1 of 6 Old 08-19-2002, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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fuel flow problem

I just replaced my leaky cj5 gas tank with another which is used.
The old sending unit was all bondo'd over so I used the one the the new tank. I somehow lost gas flow now.
The pump is working, I have flow from there to the carb, but not from tank to pump. Questions: Could it be the filter on the sending unit pickup? Also, there are 2 hose fittings on the sending unit, one is the fuel line to pump, what is the other?
(all my emissions stuff is long gone) can I cap it off?
There are 2 more fittings at the top rear corner of the tank also. I assume these are for emissions as well. Should they be vented or capped?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-20-2002, 07:09 PM
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On the sending unit, one line is the feed to the pump, and the other is for the return line. Some CJs use a fuel filter with an extra outlet (which must be installed with extra outlet pointing up) - This was to prevent fuel vapor build-up in the fuel lines. The other two connections on the tank were for evaporative emissions control. I just have mine plugged. As for your fuel delivery problem, you'll have to pull the sending unit from the tank to make sure you're hooked to the feed. Good luck

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-20-2002, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Hollywood. Good input about the return feed. I already ordered another sending unit so I'll just drop the tank once when it arrives.
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