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This is a discussion on gas tank trapdoor within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; This is for fuel tanks in general, not LS1 specific...but it's all the same in theory. Fuel Tank Cleaning Video...

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    Thumbs up Tank cleaning instruction video

    This is for fuel tanks in general, not LS1 specific...but it's all the same in theory.

    Fuel Tank Cleaning Video

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntimid8r View Post
    This is for fuel tanks in general, not LS1 specific...but it's all the same in theory.

    Fuel Tank Cleaning Video


    Note: The link takes you to a series of videos. Scroll down to Video No. 6 to see the tank cleaning procedure discussed.

    Good info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Note: The link takes you to a series of videos. Scroll down to Video No. 6 to see the tank cleaning procedure discussed.

    Good info!
    Thanks Jeff for clarifying that. I just copied the link from the page I was on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntimid8r View Post
    What are you people....lazy!?!?! Another vote for doing it the right way and dropping the tank.
    And yet another vote for doing it the right way. It's not that big of a deal. With a lift and a trans jack it's a piece of cake. Couple hours tops.

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    I cut a trap door. It's simple. Go slow with the cutoff wheel and don't plunge it down all the way once you break through. There will be no gas smell in the car as the gas tank is sealed. There is a gasket between the sending unit and tank. The lock ring holds everything together nice and tight. Good old duct tape holds the panel back over the hole when you're done.

    I have yet to here about anyones car buckling there because they removed a very thin piece of sheet metal....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviant LS1 View Post
    I have yet to here about anyones car buckling there because they removed a very thin piece of sheet metal....
    Wonder how many people that throw their car around AutoX courses or road courses have cut holes in the body of their cars.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wonder how many people that throw their car around AutoX courses or road courses have cut holes in the body of their cars.....
    I'm with you on that, f-body's frames are already weak from the factory. Unless your car has all the stamped metal suspension pieces replaced with tubular, I wouldn't go cutting holes in the middle of it.

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