[T3] fuel tank leak
dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Sun Jul 3 15:42:58 PDT 2011
Could you add a bit of sealant suitable for fuel systems?
1/32" sounds pretty thin, less than 1mm. I'd have tried something more like
2mm. Is it coming from the centre hole, or from the threads, do you think?
Check the surfaces for lumps, and try again with two thicknesses. Or try
some sealant. I've never removed it on a Type 3, only a Beetle, so you
probably won't have to do it again! But don't use Araldite, just in case!
UK VW Type 3&4 Club
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[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of crash 69
Sent: 02 July 2011 15:03
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] fuel tank leak
I used Fel-pro rubber-fiber gasket material (NAPA) rated for gasoline, oil
and coolant, 1/32" thick in the correct location just under the flange and
it still leaks.
On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM, crash 69 <dhbadeer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry, the email name refers to the year my Dad crashed his bug
> (rolled 3 times on the Interstate) and walked away with only a few cracked
> I've got the proper gasket material now, so I'm going "by the book" in
> terms of making one gasket and putting it in the right place unless
> someone tells me otherwise.
> I may try it with gas for a day or two to check for leaks before I put
> the tank back in the car.
> 65 Square
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM, <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
>> > Jim, I have a 65, not a 69. I'm told the seal washer is 6mm, not
>> > 8. Do you have a "kit" for this? What all does it include for
>> > that price?
>> I assumed you had a '69 from your email name.
>> My kits are for the "overflow" hose that only '68 and later Type 3s had.
>> Sorry to have been misleading.
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