[T3] Ground for Fuel Pump Plug
scscrewcab at bellsouth.net
Wed Jul 13 21:47:50 PDT 2011
I'm in the Atlanta area. I have a '71 fastback. I think the '72 tank is
different. I know it has a different cap. I don't think the tank is
oversize but, it may be overweight. I've got some sheet metal experience
and I considered cutting it in half, cleaning and repairing it properly
and welding it back together. Notice, I said ** considered **.
On 7/14/2011 12:16 AM, Jim Adney wrote:
> On 13 Jul 2011 at 19:46, SCS Crewcab wrote:
>> Boy, I wish it was. I put some gas in the tank before all this happened
>> and found it leaking this afternoon. About 10 years ago, it was leaking
>> and I treated it with POR15. Apparently, it is NOT a permanent fix. I
>> now have to figure out how to get all the (apparently useless) POR15
>> out and some other treatment back in before I can drive it. At $3.65 per
>> gallon for gas, a pin hole can bankrupt you!
> At this point, I think you'd be miles ahead if you could find a good
> used tank. There are special features inside the FI tank that make it
> a poor candidate for inside sealant treatments. In addition to
> plugging any leaks, it is also quite likely to plug up a couple of
> very important, but small, passages inside the tank.
> Rustthru in our tanks is rare, unless the car sat with water in the
> tank for a long time.
> While most of the FI tanks are pretty much the same, there are minor
> differences in the ports over the years, so you should be careful in
> your search. I have several tanks here. I know I have a '72 and maybe
> a '73. Where are you located? These would be hard to ship.
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