This was almost as bad as the loctite flywheel on the crankshaft. I have a service manual printed off in a binder with the exploded views, they just didn't help worth a damn when it came to this. I finally have the fuel tank removed, I was taking nuts and bolts off of everything that I could see might be binding up the cover. Appears I finally got her loose enough for the tank to squeeze by the overhang with minimal sounds of cracking and twisting, though the sounds were still present.
Oil tank, fuel tank, front bin, back bin, and inside of hull have all been sprayed and pressure washer with Super Clean (purple jug). I am off to the convenience center to dispose off the old fuel and oil. We will let everything drip dry on the driveway then come back and blow dry it with the compressor and then start assembly I hope.
Side note: Is there a company this still manufacture the weather stripping for the bins? Mine are pretty rotten but I don't have replacements on hand so I did not remove them.
Last edited by T0MMY B0NES; 08-19-2019 at 04:05 PM.