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Old 06-12-2017, 07:58 AM
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Default PITA fuel filling, made easier

My Baja Warrior with the predator motor is almost impossible to fuel. Added a fake tank for batteries for the LED lights, but there's only about 2" between the tank cap & the frame rail in the center, which lines up almost perfectly. I had to remove the fake tank to get the fuel in, so here's what I did.

Tractor Supply has a filler spout that goes on most of the new plastic fuel cans. A length of 5/8" I.D. heater hose will screw onto the end of the spout as an extension & flex. "Home Delay" sells brass Pex fittings, so a 90 degree angle works well & is small enough to turn the corner for the actual filler spout. Used a small piece of hose to cover the 90 where it goes into the tank.

I still use the old finger-dip method for checking the level, since it's impossible to see where the fuel ends up in the tank. I wear nitrile gloves for this part since benzene can zip through the skin pretty fast.....

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