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83 GL wagon fuel tank size?
Posted 25 June 2004 - 11:22 AM
Do the smaller tanks fit in a 83 GL D/R?
Is my FSM correct, or did they ever put a 11 gallon tank in my model?
Can the sending unit be replaced without pulling the tank & rear suspension? If not, I will wait to fix it until I do the lift.
I'm hoping that I have 3 gallons under the empty line. I can barely get from Tacoma to Spokane in 10.5 gallons, and would like to make it without sweating about running out on the road (I hate to stop). On a more upbeat note, I am up to 30.6 mpg now; it only cost $21 to go 330 miles.
I need to hurry with the rear brake and 6 lug conversion because my $5 PAP tire exploded on the last trip. I have good tires waiting (6 lug), and don't want to spend money on tires I will only use a month. Anyone in the Seattle area have rear disk brakes for sale? PAP never seems to have late 80's turbos.
Posted 25 June 2004 - 11:47 AM
the sender can be removed rom the back of the tank. also ea81's have a drain plug in the tank
on the way back from montana, my car took on average 10-11 gal of gas, the gauge was screwy, we ran out of gas 3 times before we realized the gauge was screwy(2wd car, 4wd conv, gas tank) maybe it had to do with therate we used fuel. at home around town the gauge went all the way down before running out of gas
Posted 25 June 2004 - 11:48 AM
Could the fuel pickup in the tank be higher that the lowest point, thus leaving 3 gallons in the bottom of the tank?
?????The 1983 Hatch has an 11.9 tank?????
I'd doubt you have a Hatch tank on your wagon?
I'd think you'd be able to see the mounts for the larger tank.
(I just checked, It's on the back like everyone else said)
For what it's worth,
Posted 25 June 2004 - 11:51 AM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 01:50 PM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 03:36 PM
According to the local Subaru dealer, there is only one fuel tank sending unit in the country (Atlanta) and it is $85. That seems to be a lot to spend on a car that cost $187. None of the generic online auto parts stores seem to carry one. I may need to keep relying on the odometer.
The part number is 785111070.
Posted 26 June 2004 - 01:26 AM
Get one from a junk yard.
I second that
Also, this might be different on the EA81's but I don't remember the Haynes manual seperating them, the sending unit on my EA82 Wagon is on the top of the tank, but is accessable by peeling back the carpet in the cargo area. Little lump just to the right of center w/3 screws around it, but, like I said, this may very well be different on yours
Posted 26 June 2004 - 01:54 AM
Posted 28 June 2004 - 11:01 AM
Posted 28 June 2004 - 01:58 PM
Our yards are filthy with soobs - I could probably go pick up 3 or 4 sets of rear discs if I wanted them....
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