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GenRight tank install

Bought a GenRight gas tank (GST-4002) back in December and it was sitting in my garage until today. Man I think I procrastinate a little. Finally tackled it and wasn't too bad. Priority was to have a fore extinguisher close by and drain the tank best I could. Disconnected the battery ground. I cut and disconnected the filler and vent hoses because they were hard and shiny and decided to replace them. Bought one of these pumps and it worked ok, I don't think they're made for gas.



3-4 bolts front and back, I needed to bring down the tank a little less than a foot to get to the fuel lines, vent and electrical plug and unhook everything.






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Tank out, pulled the fuel pump. It looked fairly new, I think it had been replace before because of RTV around the pump, decided not to replace it. The fuel pump float was hitting the fuel trap inside the new tank, I decided to perform a little cosmetic surgery on it, also it was bottoming out a bit so I trimmed the return line and moved up the pump about a quarter inch. fit good.




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So the instruction call for you to dry fit the tank so you can mark where to drill the holes in the frame. You'll be using the stock 4 bolts in the back but the front requires you mount thought the frame with 2 steel sleeves provided. It stated you can weld the sleeves in but I opted not to. They were snug and it was a tight fit, I just painted them.


Frikin dog thought it was play time every time I laid down on the ground.


Like a dolt I didn't take any measurements before pulling the tank but you can see the 8.8 was banging the skid pretty good.


The tank went in easy, bolted it in and looked good. I got some nice distance between the axle and skid now. I think I'll be able to come back a good 4"




I'll take some more pics when the sun comes out and I finish up the filler hoses. You're suppose to cut the hoses and add extensions I'm thinking of going to this mom and pops auto parts down the road and see if they have any hoses that'll work. I feel more comfortable with a one piece hose.

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You will want to get those sleeves welded for sure. That hole will elongate
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Wow. Fantastic.

I was wondering what you've been up to.
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How many gallons is that tank?
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You will want to get those sleeves welded for sure. That hole will elongate
Hmm, you had it happen?

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You will want to get those sleeves welded for sure. That hole will elongate
You got me thinking and you're right, pulled the tank back out and welded up the sleevs


The big filler hose fit just fine, went to the auto parts shop and found one for the vent line.
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It’s funny because of this thread I finally figured out why they sent me such long sleeves. The Krawler tank goes from frame rail to frame rail so you don’t use half the sleeve. I was like “why would they send such long sleeves?” Now I know.
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Popped the tank back in, hooked up the fill/vent hoses (for the vent I used a heater hose part# 19782 and cut off an inch, worked perfect.


Got great clearance


Half *** cut the tail pipe, it's blowing on the corner of the tank but I''l get back to it once I stretch it.


Dropped about 6 gallons in it and it registered a hair over a quarter tank, started right up, I'll see how good or bad I bent the float when I top it off.
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Great write-up. I just did this install, I didn't have access to a welder so I opted to bolt a piece of angle onto the forward tank mount. Then bolted that to the frame. Not a better method just different and didn't require welding. I had my exhaust done at a shop in Denver,. After 2 attempts I think they now have it routed so it won't rub the tires when I am flexing the rear suspension.
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Man that is one nice item.... look like it is going to work out nicely for you Paul.
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You will want to get those sleeves welded for sure. That hole will elongate
Good call on this. Hadn't crossed my mind, initially. I'll knock that out when I re-drill the new frame rails and put the tank back in.

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