Figure 4-12. Fuel tank, removal and installation (stainless
(3) Make a particularly close inspection of the
welds that secure the hangar brackets to the sides of
(4) Inspect the fuel tank bracket for cracks and
5) Replace defective parts.
(6) If the steel fuel tank is defective, replace with
nylon fuel tank (NSN 2910-00-401-4264).
c. Installation. Refer to figure 4-13 and install the
fuel tank bracket.
4-23. Fuel Tank and Bracket (Nylon Tank)
In order to avoid exertion due to excessive
force on the fittings of a fuel tank, recom-
mend using two wrenches to loosen/tighten
the fitting; one for holding the fitting and
the other for turning the plug.
(1) Disconnect the fuel hose (fig. 4-14).
(2) Refer to figures 4-14, 4-15, and 4-16 and
remove the fuel tank and bracket.
b. Cleaning and Inspection.
Clean and dry the fuel tank carefully.
Inspect the fuel tank for abraided or gouged
Inspect for cracks.
Inspect the outlet opening or hole to see that
it is not stripped out. This opening was not original-
ly threaded, but was left blank so that a fitting, when
installed, would form its own thread in the relatively
(5) Inspect the straps and brackets for cracks
(6) Replace all defective parts.
(1) Refer to figures 4-14,4-15, and 4-16 and in-
stall the fuel tank and brackets.
(2) Connect the fuel hose (fig. 4-14).