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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #75 on: April 11, 2018, 08:52:51 AM »
Rob, PM sent :)
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #76 on: April 11, 2018, 08:45:29 PM »
Thanks, Dugite
PM sent.
Another question relating to the rubber fuel lines connected to the Pollak.  Is there another size as well as the 8mm hose in use. Mind you I haven't crawled back under the truck to check at this stage.
I think I will be replacing the hoses and clamps during this procedure as they were looking a little worse for wear.
thanks fellas for the ongoing input.
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #77 on: April 12, 2018, 08:04:05 AM »
Dugite, I too would be grateful for priming information. I tried it on mine and had fuel all over the floor from the primer itself. Is this normal, or maybe I unscrewed the primer too far?
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #78 on: April 12, 2018, 11:35:32 AM »
Dugite, I too would be grateful for priming information. I tried it on mine and had fuel all over the floor from the primer itself. Is this normal, or maybe I unscrewed the primer too far?
Thanks, Paul

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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #79 on: April 12, 2018, 12:25:07 PM »
Is this Bosch pump the type of fuel pump on your 6X6s ?
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #80 on: April 12, 2018, 12:50:10 PM »
No, mine is quite different!


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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2018, 12:50:51 PM »
Oh... it did work then!  :) :)

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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #82 on: April 12, 2018, 01:03:24 PM »
Ok Notlongnow, yet another type where the pumping stroke needs to be released by, as you have noted, unscrewing it.

If it's leaking as much as you indicate I think I'd just replace it with the type in the pic in my earlier post.

If you order a new one tell them the injector pump brand - I expect they'd all fit.
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #83 on: April 12, 2018, 01:14:23 PM »
I will Laurie, that looks neat. I will be interested in looking at mine when I get it off to see why it leaks so much.

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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2018, 04:55:06 PM »
The best shot I could manage regarding the pump.

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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #85 on: April 12, 2018, 04:57:37 PM »
Shot of my Dugite valve. All the hoses look like 8mm.
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2018, 04:44:16 PM »
G'day Fellas,
I have got the new Pollak valve and plugged it in and tested to see if I could hear it clicking from one to to the other.  Seems all good i could hear it change over and no blown fuses.
 Happy Happy Days.
Now just have to do the change over and put the dash back together on the weekend.
It does have two different hose sizes.  3/8" ID supply line and 5/16" return line.   I have some new 5/16" fuel hose and will get some 3/8" fuel hose tomorrow along with some new hose clamps.
Will update when I have a win.
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2018, 05:15:05 PM »
HI Rob, lookin' good - if you go to purchase pipe I think they may be metric sizes (6 & 8 ??),

and did you check to see if your mounting screws fitted those threads in your new Pollak ?
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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2018, 05:33:31 PM »
Nearly there Rob. Now would be a good time to see if your fuel gauge changes correctly when you operate the Pollak. It is the Pollak that selects the tank gauge, the relay behind the fuse panel selects the low fuel warning light.

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Re: 6x6 fuel tank changeover
« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2018, 08:44:13 PM »
Thanks fellas,
Will check bolts and fuel gauge in the morning.
Cheers Rob