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fuel tank

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Vessel Info: 1997 wellcraft 160 ccf

fuel tank

Postby 160ccf » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:08 pm

Hi. I recently purchased a 1997 wellcraft 160 ccf. The previous owner abandoned the factory installed fuel tank which is located under the deck below the center console. It was replaced with a 5 gallon gas tank that is sitting on the deck at the stern. I would like to replace the original, get rid of the 5 gallon tank and get the boat back to the original set up. Has anyone performed this task? if so, I am seeking some guidance. Thank you. 160ccf.

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Re: fuel tank

Postby Rugerp904579 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:28 am

Your first step would be to determine the viability of the existing tank. Pressure test to see if it has any leaks. If it is an aluminum tank you may be dealing with corrosion issues in the tank wall or on the pickup tube. Worst case, you'll have to get access to it and replace it. If you have more information about the tank, we can give you more info on how to go about the task you're considering :-)

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