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    "Don't drain fuel tank"

    Why does the manual that came with my 2003 Tuono R warn you not to ever drain the fuel tank?

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    Because you will need to push it home

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    Maybe because they know what an immense PITA it will be to reinstall it?

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    I've drained mine and removed it before, no problem. Just need to replace the pressure line banjo alloy washers with new ones at the throttle bodies.

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    Where exactly do you find that? In a digital version of the 03 manual I have it says, "Never try to siphon gasoline by sucking it with your mouth. Use a manual pump or a similar system." First page under Main Components.

    Any way, I think many of the warnings in the manuals are just to try and prevent people from doing stupid things.
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    do it and let us know when you find out.
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    What's to find out. I have drained my tank several times. It's a tank with gas in it. Use your head. Don't drink the gas. Don't go probing around in the tank with sharp or otherwise damaging things.
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    Uh, is gas flammable? Can't quite recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzmille View Post
    Any way, I think many of the warnings in the manuals are just to try and prevent people from doing stupid things.

    Service manuals are funny like that. Many folks read them like a "bible" if they have no practical experience. Those with practical experience and a healthy appetite for curiousity will giggle as the suggestions. I always like folks that bust out the torque wrench for bolts requiring 8 ft lbs...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboblew View Post
    ...I always like folks that bust out the torque wrench for bolts requiring 8 ft lbs...lol
    Yeah, torquing 6mm and smaller screws is is troublesome. If you don't have a precise low value torque wrench you will get into trouble. Most people do not know that even very high quality wrenches are only accurate in the upper 80% or the range. So a fifty pound wrench is not safe to use for 8 ftlb. I have a 150 inch pound wrench that I use for 6mm if I feel the need and even then never torque to full value. Generally torque values are for new dry parts. So, on the second assembly less is better. I have never used a torque wrench on anything smaller than 6mm. There are tools for it but I don't have them and have never felt the need.
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