Originally Posted by starky
Out of town for a few days. I'll try this operation next week and hopefully won't have any problems. If I do I'll know where to turn.
Thanks for the diagnostic help.
Just a quick update on my collapsed gas float tube and cannister problems:
Began July 19th 7 am to begin taking top box off etc to do the cannister removal, had instructions from this site to help. Went smoothly. Feeling fortified by that experience, only 1.5 hours from start to finish. I tackled the removal of the tupperware, left and right top and bottom left, ( didn't realize until it was too late that the bottom left didn't have to come off to remvove the uppers). 3 hours later the panels were removed and the removed float tube revealed EXACTLY what was diagnosed on this site! Crushed tube, just north of center, no float action. Put the little hole in, pulled it out a little, peaned the tube around to remodel it round, voila, float floats freely, even though there is a slight hesitation as it passes the centre point. Hopefully that won't be a problem with making a proper reading on the gauge, but, we'll see.
Put everything back together July 20 7 am - 10:30 am, am left with only 1 LITTLE "AL" screw which must be the one for the upper right hand side hole under the plastic wing area. I couldn't get that hole's alignment straight and it seemed relatively insignificant to warrant removing everything so that it could be fitted. ( hope I'm right, if not, and if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know and I'll start again)
So, after approx. 7 hrs the job seems done and I'm ready for a ride.
Thanks for all the help with diagnostics and solutions.
Once you get the large lady undressed you really feel like you know her much better. Next time will be smoother, faster and funner!