Entry 42 – Fuel Door, Fuel Door Hinge, Fuel Flexible Pipe, Fuel Tank Gauge Cover, Fuel Sending Unit, Fuel Tank Mounts

Petrol Filler Door

One year ago today, I drove to Indiana with my brother, Tom, to inspect the Jag and make a purchase decision. It was a bitter cold day. The end of the story was that I bought the car and now almost a year later I am just about to finish stripping it for restoration. I only worked on the car for a few hours this morning. Just enough time to remove the petrol tank from the car. I began by removing the petrol filler door assembly on LH rear wing. Rather than just removing the door, I removed two 7/16” hex head bolts holding the door frame and spring from the petrol filler box assembly and lifted the door assembly away. I also removed the cap from the filler pipe.

Door Hinge Mounting

Door Hinge Mounting

Fuel filler Door 3

Fuel Filler Door

Fuel Filler Door

Fuel Filler Door

Fuel Filler Door

Fuel Filler Door

Fuel Filler Door

Fuel Gauge Sender

Next, I removed the petrol tank gauge unit cover in the boot floor exposing the wiring to the sending unit. I disconnected the three wires to the unit (see image for terminal locations). I then separated the flexible petrol line from the tank to the fuel pump at its junction just above the large rubber grommet.

Flexible Fuel Line to Tank

Flexible Fuel Line to Tank

Fuel Gauge Sender Cover

Fuel Gauge Sender Cover

Fuel Gauge Sender Wiring

Fuel Gauge Sender Wiring

Fuel Tank

I then located the three mounting points for the petrol tank under the car. I put my roller jack under the tank to support it, and then removed the three 9/16” nylock nuts, washers and rubber buffers from the three mounting studs. I slowly guided the tank down pushing the filler pipe through its grommet at the door assembly. I then pulled the tank free, brushed it down and poured out a few gallons of old gasoline. The tank appears to be in pretty good shape but I will more carefully inspect it later.

Fuel Tank Mounting

Fuel Tank Mounting

Fuel Tank Mounting

Fuel Tank Mounting

Fuel Tank Mounting

Fuel Tank Mounting

Fuel Tank Removed

Fuel Tank Removed

Fuel Tank Removed

Fuel Tank Removed

Fuel Filler Pipe

Finally, I removed the rubber grommet through which the petrol filler pipe travels in the door assembly and the two small rubber buffers for the door.

Grommet and Buffers

Grommet and Buffers

Grommet and Buffers

Grommet and Buffers

2 Responses to “Entry 42 – Fuel Door, Fuel Door Hinge, Fuel Flexible Pipe, Fuel Tank Gauge Cover, Fuel Sending Unit, Fuel Tank Mounts”

  1. Mike Freeman says:

    Your fuel tank looks in better condition than mine did. I had two so called internal liquid ‘repairs’ done. The second seems ok at the moment and I am waiting to see how it goes. The difference next time is new tanks are now being made and whilst expensive will be the long term solution. Very interesting information.

    Mike

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