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I need to connect a feed line into the top of the deisel tank for a supply to my deisel hob and heater.The top of the tank has a large plastic collar that must unscrew but i am not sure which way to turn it any ideas as i do not want to force it and it will not turn by hand i will need to make some kind of tool.:frown:
 

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The top of the tank opens when you turn the nut anti clockwise,you need a reader removal tool could not get one for a week so made one job done.:smile:Now just got to finish the conversion.:|
 

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While there are no diesel NV200's in North America there are millions of diesel light trucks.


Installing a diesel fuel external coolant heater or upgrading the original fuel system is common in these trucks.
The easiest way to do this is to install an aftermarket fuel pickup or "drawstraw".







The top of the tank is drilled, the "straw" is cut to the required length and run the fuel line.
This way the original lines and fuel pickup are not disturbed.


Numerous North American aftermarket diesel parts companies offer these:


http://www.vulcanperformance.com/Draw-Straw-2-1-2-in-draw-tube-and-1-2-in-pushlo-p/ds2.htm
 

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What is a reader removal tool?
Does tank just unbolt and drop off, and enough "slack" in engine fuel line? Have you put your pick up in the top cap or in the tank?
Pics? ;)
 

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quick bump to this thread.


What is the reader removal tool?


Looks like the fuel pipes can be disconnected and the fuel sender unit removed, and a pickup installed through that.


But what is the reader removal tool?


Any risk or issues if air gets in the fuel line? Does the van self bleed?


An do the fuel lines just pull off?
 

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A cheep way of removing the bung on the tank... screw driver and a small hammer and tap the lock ring that holds the unit in the tank, the draw tube will work only if the fuel pump is strong enough to pull the fuel out. you might want to thing about a elec. fuel pump water separator unit like the air dog, or fass unit
 

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The heater I'm buying is designed to draw from its own stand pipe, so not worried about that.
More concerned about taking the fuel lines off the tank (e.g. how) and knowing if any air getting into the connections will cause problems.
 

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I need to connect a feed line into the top of the deisel tank for a supply to my deisel hob and heater.The top of the tank has a large plastic collar that must unscrew but i am not sure which way to turn it any ideas as i do not want to force it and it will not turn by hand i will need to make some kind of tool.:frown:

how did you get on? I'll need to do this shortly...
 
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