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Old 07-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #16
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Gas has a pretty high flash point (compared to say acetylene), but static could do it. Usually it takes a spark or open flame somewhere to ignite the fumes. Thus, dropping a fuel tank is best done in a well ventilated area with fire extinguishers at hand. On my mini-van, you need to use a brass punch, or better yet at wooden dowel, to break loose the fuel pump lock-ring. This is a job I'd rather pay for than do myself, but my fuel filter is inline on the frame rail. It's hard to believe a manufacturer would put a fuel filter in such an inaccessible location as inside the tank.


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Old 07-19-2011, 11:49 AM   #17
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A few things, even though the OP made this post a LONG time ago:

The Elantra does have an in-tank fuel filter. You do not need to remove the tank to get to it. Removing the rear seat will give you access to a cover plate, which lets you get to the fuel filter. (P.S. I help run this site, not a plug for it, but it's relevant info. There are pictures in this DIY, versus the one on ehow that only describes it).

Regarding dropped gas tanks starting fires, a shop just down the street burned to the ground about a week ago from the same thing. The ignition point was identified as a drop light. One mechanic got burned - the guy who dropped the gas tank - but it was only to his arms and he is expected to recover. The rest of the people got out. A few cars inside the shop also burned up.

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:44 PM   #18
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Did you manage to install them okay?

lol, nevermind, just realized how old this thread is.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:33 AM   #19
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Ha, didn't expect to see this thread active again.

I did change out the plugs and wires, went fine. That's all I did...the fuel filter is in the gas tank, so I didn;t do that.



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