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Old 12-01-2012, 03:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
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There are USB cameras that have cords several feet long (mine is 20 ft) and I'm wondering if one of these couldn't be passed into the tank to see something like this little paper seal. They have their own light so that the camera would work without external light sources. They withstand water just fine, but I'd guess that diesel may be a little hard on the camera. But they're only ~$20 which is WAY cheaper than dropping the tank. (You don't think it may cause an EXPLOSION, do you???) They're not easy to control once they're in the tank, but if attached to a coat hanger or something similar, you may be able to maneuver enough to get the job done.
Ron, that same thought crossed my mind. It seems much easier, faster and cheaper to put a camera down the filler tube as opposed to dropping the tank right away. Depending on the camera it might be safe to put it in the tank. Try at your discretion, but I wouldn't attempt it unless I knew the camera won't sort out. Good luck and let us know if your successful.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:05 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I don't have a tank problem that I know of, but from a dealers perspective, it's a much more reasonable approach to use a camera than to remove the tank. It could be that you just can't maneuver a camera to where it needs to go from the filler neck. I've never seen the inside of a tank so have no idea what is involved in getting a camera into the area where a bottle liner would block the pickup. It was just an idea that I offered, not that I was going to try it myself.
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It is easier to lift the bed [if you dont have a hitch installed] that way remove the sender unit and you can inspect inside much easier.
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