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    Question Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    Has anyone had experience with the Suzuki Swift car?
    I have a 2005 Suzuki Swift. To service the fuel pump, filter or gauge sender, you have to remove the fuel tank. This is made worse by the fact that there is no drain plug.

    Can anyone tell me why I shouldn't cut a hole in the floor and cover it with a screwed on plate?

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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    Because a fussy wof inspector might way you have damaged the structural integrity of the car and make you get an engineers cert?

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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    one thing to watch is that on modern cars the body is the structure. so if you chop holes in it you reduce the strength of the body. thats why your not allowed to chop holes in the parcel shelf to fit speakers anymore.
    the other issue is your hole will be a starting point for rust.

    you may find the fuel tank is fairly straight forward to drop out. cars are made to be put together quite quickly. there will be a routine for removing the fuel tank. no doubt it will be in Suzuki's workshop manual how to do it and time it should take.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    one thing to watch is that on modern cars the body is the structure. so if you chop holes in it you reduce the strength of the body. thats why your not allowed to chop holes in the parcel shelf to fit speakers anymore.
    the other issue is your hole will be a starting point for rust.

    you may find the fuel tank is fairly straight forward to drop out. cars are made to be put together quite quickly. there will be a routine for removing the fuel tank. no doubt it will be in Suzuki's workshop manual how to do it and time it should take.
    Looks like a workshop manual is in order.
    You could google the question.
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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    In the event of an accident (some numbskull running into you) any leaking fuel is better kept out of the bit the people are in. Really, even in winter.
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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex B View Post
    Because a fussy wof inspector might way you have damaged the structural integrity of the car and make you get an engineers cert?
    The hole would not be visible under the floor mat and back seat & above the tank.
    It would have a fitted cover secured with screws and silicon sealer.
    The area would be painted with "Pour 15" to prevent any rust.

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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    You may void your insurance as well.
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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    The tank is not difficult to remove providing you have a hoist and a suitable fuel siphon. It is NOT a roadside job, not much help if you get a blocked fuel filter on the road! With an access hole to the tank changing the pump/filter would only take about 30 minutes.

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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    how many times do you have to change a pump or tank filter. in most cases never, the rest only once.
    its fairly remote your going to get stuck on the side of the road due to a tank problem.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: Suzuki Swift fuel pump access

    Cutting a hole you risk slicing the hoses and wires if using a dremel and cutting wheels.
    You may have to depressurise the system.

    I use to pull the relay with engine running. Pumps fail due to extended low fuel, they
    need to keep them cool.
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