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RE: [T3] FI Fuel Tank restoration - revisited

On 16 Apr 2006 at 19:15, big.al@bigblackdot.net wrote:

> > From: Jim Adney <jadney@vwtype3.org>

> > I trust you've already pulled the supply line off and cleaned out the 
> > strainer.

> Ah, yes, forgot to mention that.  The strainer was pretty much OPAQUE
> with rust, varnish, varnished rust and rusted varnish. :)
> I used the Marine Clean solution to clean the strainer, fuel gauge
> sender, and whatever you call the supply port tube/nut thing.

Sounds good. I gather that the Marine Clean didn't eat up the brass screen. 
That screen is important and is often overlooked.

> on that note...  is the fuel damper really just an empty chewing tobacco
> can with two fuel ports on it?  or is mine eroded and now empty?

I cut apart one a few years ago just to see. It was rusted thru, so it was 
already a total loss. There was nothing inside it at all.  

I really don't see what usefulness it might have. The only way it might damp 
anything would be if you could position it such that there was a persistent air 
bubble in it, but I can't imagine such a bubble remaining there for long. 
Otherwise, the rubber hose is more resilient than the steel can, so the hose 
itself is a better damper.

OTOH, I keep putting them back in my cars....

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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