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1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

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1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Wkuhilltopperfan » March 19th, 2016, 7:47 pm

Hello guys/gals, due to a fuel leek I have been forced to remove the starboard gas tank. I have found that the best / fastest way to remove is through the cabin. I'll be uploading two or three videos, first will be the safe way to cut the cabin walls then the second video (few weeks) will show the repair process. I'm not the best video editor nor narrative person, but I hope my pain will benefit the next person in line. BTW. The couch seat will hide everything, I will also show the best way to reinstall the cutout on video 2 or 3

Video 1 tank removal
https://youtu.be/d9VU7s5mr9so

Video 2 tank removal
https://youtu.be/NlaGUDNgu8U

Video 3 tank install
https://youtu.be/8J_9EP9Dc-o
Last edited by Wkuhilltopperfan on April 24th, 2016, 6:47 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Viper » March 19th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Good job :down:
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Wkuhilltopperfan » March 19th, 2016, 9:08 pm

Viper wrote:Source of the post Good job :down:

Thank you, I had not seen anything out there to help people like this. I was able to get some info from another user to get me started.
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Viper » March 19th, 2016, 11:09 pm

I'm sure it'll come in handy for somebody. The title will make it an easy search too. Do you know where she's leaking from? Is it a bad/cracked weld? Hard to believe it would be a corroded bottom already.
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Wkuhilltopperfan » March 20th, 2016, 3:42 am

Viper wrote:I'm sure it'll come in handy for somebody. The title will make it an easy search too. Do you know where she's leaking from? Is it a bad/cracked weld? Hard to believe it would be a corroded bottom already.


I'm hoping to have the tank removed today, but I've been told to look for a few small pin holes on the bottom. I'm the third or fourth case with this problem that I've seen go public with it, starting to wonder if there might be a flaw with the starboard tank since every case has been this tank.
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby autopro » March 21st, 2016, 2:49 pm

Very good info, thanks for sharing. I have a 350 also and will be keeping an eye out on mine.
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Wkuhilltopperfan » March 30th, 2016, 12:03 am

We are pulling the tank in the morning , so I'm hoping to have another video up by tomorrow night
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Wkuhilltopperfan » March 31st, 2016, 12:31 am

Updated 2nd video
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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Viper » March 31st, 2016, 8:33 pm

Well done :clap:

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Re: 1998 Mariner gas tank removal (video)

Postby Viper » April 1st, 2016, 7:48 am

For the benefit of those with the same model, are you able to post some pics of the bad areas on the tanks so they're aware of potential issues they may face in the future. Also curious, what does the tank normally sit on, just a platform? If so, I'd consider something that would allow the bottom to breath/dry out.

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