T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Roreri » Wed May 18, 2022 2:01 am

Replacing a part prone to corrosion with stainless steel is king.
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Gert » Mon May 30, 2022 2:10 pm

Well, as you can see, in stock form, the fuel pipe is having some kind off valve/door at the end off the pipe tankside.
Dunno why, but something went wrong with this part and results are that the car is impossible to fill up.
If I say: impossible, I mean impossible. It took me ten minutes to fill her with about 10 liters off fuel and half off it spoiled on the floor.... *sigh*

So, the pipe must be removed again and get rid off that litte door.

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BTW, outlining the pipe itself was an challenge too. First the pipe was under big tension, so the gasket did not seal. Required some tweaking too.

To be continued.
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby underscore » Mon May 30, 2022 2:25 pm

Is that the flap so it doesn't leak if the car rolls over? Perhaps it was damaged by the heat of the welding?
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Gert » Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:31 pm

Unfortunately the flange with rubber seal is not able to prevent the tank from fuel leaking.

Filled her up yesterday, all good, but today the tank started dripping fuel.... *sigh*.

So, I need to find me a new tank, or repair this one.
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby grip-addict » Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:37 pm

sorry to hear Gert, that's bad luck :(
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Roreri » Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:10 pm

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Does it not leak if you only fill it to 3/4 tank? Not the best and not a cure, but you're clearly in a "which dressing do you want on your shit sandwich?" situation until a solution presents.
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby simple » Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:04 pm

It's what I do with the old land cruiser. Fill up to only 3/4 tank. Otherwise the garage smells like gasoline.
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Gert » Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:48 am

Finally the tank is ready. They removed the tank. Took it to an rebuild shop and they cleaned the tank and repaired where rust came through and repainted it.
Let's hope all is good now. Rebuilding the tank made an whole in my wallet off 1.000 euro's....
Bill for the filling pipe has yet to come.

Now the vacations are present, so the shop where the car is sleeping is getting closed for two weeks. Sigh. Stay tuned.

Forgot to take pictures. :doh:
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Gert » Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:53 am

Was able to take a picture today:

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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Gert » Fri Aug 12, 2022 7:34 am

Due to vacations, finally got the car back yesterday. Fresh fueltank and rebuilded filler pipe now.
Filled her up with 20 liters off gas and drove around. No fuel smell now. Filling her up soon, fingers crossed.

The fuel gauge did not show any movement first... *sigh*.. but after some turns, she woke up. Better... :)
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Roreri » Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:01 am

Awesome! Glad you stuck with it—seems like it was an ordeal. I hope the sender wakes up or the fuel float figures itself out.
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Gert » Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:50 pm

Always something. Alternator broke, again... *sigh.*
Every two or three years, an alt dies.... :shoots:
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby alltracman78 » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:21 am

I bet having a nice fresh tank feels fantastic.....

Are you running the belt too tight? Or heavy electrical loads?

Roreri wrote:Replacing a part prone to corrosion with stainless steel is king.


Have to be careful, that can cause galvanic corrosion. Stainless steel isn't automatically the best material.
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Roreri » Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:25 am

Damn man. There isn’t a way out is there? But yeah. Not matching metals is no bueno too. Didn’t consider that.

Complete conversion to stainless! :P
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Re: T-vis gone bad, engine damaged

Postby Gert » Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:51 am

The alternator is burned. It is an 70A version, which is probably to low. I know there is an 80A out there, but over here I cannot find one.
Scored an used ST205 70A alternator and that one is going in.

I have an old MR2 alternator laying around, but I that one is really big and is impossible to install. Bracket is no good and all wiring too short.

Does any one know if the 80A Celica versions fits in the 70A bracket?
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