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'M' Oil Pull Fuel Tank


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Old 05-08-2014, 04:55:33 PM
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Default 'M' Oil Pull Fuel Tank

What is involved in removing the main fuel tank from a 20-35 'M' Oil Pull? I seem to recall that they do not just come out without some other work. Friends have a bad leaker.
I see on Engineads that Biewer's have a pretty good looking 'M' with a fuel tank on the platform.
http://www.enginads.com/classifieds/...t/98682/cat/10
That's interesting!
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It comes out from underneath only.
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Default Re: 'M' Oil Pull Fuel Tank

... and that involves getting the axle and "wishbone" out of the way, I think.
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Default Re: 'M' Oil Pull Fuel Tank

You need to remove the wishbone and can leave the axle IF you can jack the front end up high enough so the tank can slip out going forwards. Be sure to block the rear wheels really well of you do it this way as the front end will need to be up in the air quite a long ways. If you decide to make a new tank have one rolled a little smaller (just and inch or so) and it will be much easier to get in or out. I can't remember, but I think the tank will come out the top after the radiator is removed. Maybe Jason can chime in here.
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Default Re: 'M' Oil Pull Fuel Tank

It's not a picnic but there are worse things to do on a Rumely.
Getting the wishbone out of the way isn't that big a deal and once the front end is jacked up it's not so bad a job although your back may feel differently.......
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I was able to remove the fuel tanks in my 25-40 Rumely's from the top after I'd taken off the radiator and water tank. I think there was some front end jacking involved there as well but not nearly as much as taking it out the bottom.
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Default Re: 'M' Oil Pull Fuel Tank

Thanks guys. I have forgotten a lot of this now. I think on my old X, I could lift it up once the cooler, etc. was off. I seem to recall that my old M was going to be a pig and I fixed the tank in place by rolling it around between the frames as much as possible. But that seems to be all out of the memory banks now!
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So is the fuel tank the same on the M and X? I need one for my X.
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I think so. I made new tanks for my X. I had 10ga steel rolled to my desired diameter and length and I had 2 circles cut for ends. I welded them together myself. Don't quote me but I think it was only about $125 for material per tank. Once I got fittings in I pressure tested to about 50psi for any leaks and it went in the tractor.
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