REPLACE EXTERNAL FUEL TANKS (ALL EXCEPT M577A3 AND M1068A3) Continued
Remove five screws (1), washers (2), and fuel tank (3) from carrier. Remove gasket (4) from fuel tank. Discard gasket.
Both fuel tanks are installed on carrier in the same way. Left side fuel tank shown.
Apply thin coat of adhesive to gasket surface of fuel tank (3) and new gasket (4). When adhesive has become tacky,
install gasket on tank.
Attach lifting device to lifting bracket (5). Position fuel tank (3) against rear hull plate. Have helper assist.
Apply grease GMD to threads of five screws (1).
Inside of mounting holes and full diameter area under each washer must be free of paint to
ensure good electrical ground.
Check that mounting holes and surfaces are free of paint. Secure fuel tank (3) to rear hull plate with five screws (1) and
washers (2). TIGHTEN SCREWS TO 270-295 LB-FT (366-400 N m) TORQUE. Remove lifting device. Have helper