GAS TANK ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT/REPAIR (CONT)
Gasoline is flammable. Do not work on fuel system in presence of sparks and
open flame. Serious personal injury could result if fuel ignites.
Repair of gas tank assembly consists of replacement of damaged components in
accordance with the following procedures.
If breather filler cap assembly (1) was replaced, install breather filler cap assembly o gas tank (2) and
secure using six slotted-head screws (3).
Align gas tank (2) with bucket leg weldment unions (4) and install two washers (5), two screws (6), two
washers (5), and two nuts (7).
If gas tank nipple (8) was replaced, coat all threads of nipple with pipe joint sealer (item 56, Appendix E) and
install nipple (8) on gas tank (2).
Install fuel strainer (9) on gas tank nipple (8).
If male fitting (10) was replaced, coat all threads of fitting with thread sealant (item 55, Appendix E) and
install in fuel strainer (9).
If fuel hose (11) was not replaced, proceed to step 10.
If fuel hose (11) was replaced, connect new fuel hose (11) to carburetor (12).
Install hose clamp (13) on new fuel hose and align clamp on engine. Secure using screw (14), washer (15),
and nut (16).
Connect fuel hose (11) to threads of male fitting (10).
If required, install strainer bowl (17) on fuel strainer (9) and tighten bowl retainer nut (18).
Close petcock (19).
Fill gas tank (2) with gasoline (item 19, Appendix E) and check for leaks.