To remove my tank, I picked up a couple small needle nose vice grip pliers. Clamp the crossover line on both sides as close to the nipples as you can, then cut the line in the middle. If the vice grips are tight, the only fuel that will leak is what is in that small section of clamped off line. Once the tank is off, hold it over a bucket and release one of the vice grips. Let drain and set aside until time to reinstall. The fuel line and clamps can be gotten at any auto parts store. The line is 5/16" IIRC.
As for free manual, don't know of any. You can do a google search, there are downloads for a reduced cost, and you may be able to find one on eBay for less than retail. Worst case, it really is worth the $60 in the long run.
Last edited by jreichart; 02-28-2012 at 04:39 PM.