1985 Ski-doo Formual Gas Tank Removal Question - Snowmobile Forum: Your #1 Snowmobile Forum
http://www.snowmobileforum.com
Go Back   Snowmobile Forum: Your #1 Snowmobile Forum > Specific Snowmobile Forums > Ski-Doo Snowmobiles


» Sponsors





Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Think Snow.....
 
Scorp80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North West NJ
Posts: 30
1985 Ski-doo Formual Gas Tank Removal Question

Can anyone tell me how to remove the gas tank from a 1985 Ski-doo Formula? The rubber grommet on the fuel tank for the fuel pickup line became brittle and broke while trying to replace. The problem I'm having is that I can't get the new rubber grommet to press back into the hole in the tank (with the tank still in the sled).

I'm thinking I need to remove the tank and press the grommet in from a verticle position, but I'm not sure how to remove the tank.

Any tips on how to remove the tank or install the grommet will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Scorp80
__________________
Think Snow.....
Scorp80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Sconnie
 
jKsled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,745
ha i've had to deal with this one before. i managed to get that grommet in but it is a PAIN! try lubing it up with some oil.

otherwise, if you do want to remove the tank, it's pretty easy. take the seat off (two bolts under the tunnel) then take the bolts off for the tank. should come out!
__________________
1992 Polaris RXL 650 EFI
1990 Skidoo Formula MX 470
1997 Skidoo Grand Touring 500
1997 Arctic Cat Pantera 580
1979 Ford F150
~360 5.9L, Edelbrock intake, 4bbl carb, 4 speed, divorced transfer case, 3" body lift, 3" suspension lift, 33's, redone interior.
2003 Dodge 3500 srw 6spd

1981 Suzuki GS850L

And, I am a firm believer in the Buffalo Theory!
jKsled is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2010, 07:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
Think Snow.....
 
Scorp80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North West NJ
Posts: 30
I tried silicone and had zero success.

I'll try some oil in the morning... if that doesn't work... I guess I have to pull the tank.... snow is on the ground so I need to get it fixed in the morning... thanks for the reply
__________________
Think Snow.....
Scorp80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
TRH- Troll Raising Hell
 
JheLrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Medina, MN
Posts: 6,116
I've used grease and a dull standard screwdriver to help bush the stubborn side in.
JheLrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2010, 02:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
gone ridding
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: south jersey
Posts: 3
try a little heat from a hair dryer it makes the rubber a little softer and easier to work with
jersey guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 08:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
Think Snow.....
 
Scorp80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North West NJ
Posts: 30
Thank you for the replys. I ended up pulling the tank and installing the new grommet went smoothly. It's a good thing this actsaully happend. The pick up line in the tank was very brittle and ready to break and I'm sure it would have stranded me somewhere......LOL

I ended up installing a new filter, pickup line and fuel and primer lines.

I'm back in business, the sled is running better than ever and more snow is ion the forecast.

Thanks again.... Scorp80
__________________
Think Snow.....
Scorp80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 AM.



Copyright SnowmobileForum.com

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0