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Rocky2397
 


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Fuel tank lower cradle

Hi a bit of advice please,
The lower fuel tank cradle on my D3 is shot so I have bought a second hand one off a D4,
First, are the 3 and 4 cradles the same,
Second, as any one changed one and any advice on doing it,
Cheers.
  
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Advice...
Ensure you have as little as possible fuel in the tank before starting,
Take lots of pictures,
Make loads of notes,
And type it all up for us to read Whistle
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Bit more info here that may help
http://www.rrsport.co.uk/forum/topic43464....tank+cover
  
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Rocky2397
 


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MrH, thanks for that advice Rolling with laughter
  
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Re: Fuel tank lower cradle

Rocky2397 wrote:
Hi a bit of advice please,

First, are the 3 and 4 cradles the same,


Yes - WFN000014, fitted to D3, D4 and some RRSport.
  
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WFN000014 does not fit RR Sport

AFAIK, all 3/4 models share the same cradle

A new one is £150, and lasted 10+ years. Is a 2nd hand one the best of investments? Confused
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So my reading of Microcat may be wrong then - it seemed to suggest that a few RRSports may have had it fitted under certain circumstances. Embarassed
I could only find the one part number across the D3/4 range.
  
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It seems Microcat is wrong, as even the local dealer got it wrong Rolling Eyes
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Replaced the cradle the other day and was quite easy really, the hardest bit was the heat guard nuts so removed the heat guard with the cradle,then removed the corroded nuts.
My bit of advice is, remove all bolts apart from the back one(just loosen) and leave one of the double front ones(again loosen the one left)
Now fit a longer bolt to the front one of the double holes (you will see it) about 100mm long.
Remove the old bolt and then lower on to the longer one, now get a ratchet strap feed over the prop shaft, top of the tank, and chassis then feed under the fuel tank and between the cradle that front of the tank, tighten then remove long bolt, the rear of the tank is held really by the filler pipe.remove rear bolt then it's off
Here is a picture of the new and old cradles.


  
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