[T3] "Reconditioned" gas tank. Re: 1973 Volkswagen Type III on eBay

fess-vwtype3-3 at fess.org fess-vwtype3-3 at fess.org
Wed Jun 30 07:51:51 PDT 2021

> On Jun 30, 2021, at 6:20 AM, Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
> On 29 Jun 2021 at 17:49, fess-vwtype3-3 at fess.org wrote:
> The '68-73 Type 3s with FI have tanks that include some extra "structures" 
> with small passages inside them. The usual "reconditioning" consists of a 
> heavy interior coating that clogs those passages, making the tank unusable, 
> or only partly usable by effectively reducing its effective capacity from ~10 
> gallons to ~5 gallons.
> The coating seems to work just fine for some people with normal tanks that 
> have no internal structure, but some report that the coating starts to peel off 
> after a few years and clog the fuel pump and carbs.
> You can remove the gas gauge sender and look down in the tank to see 
> what you've got, but that's not too useful unless you know what a good tank 
> looks like.


Yeah, I don’t know what a good tank looks like.  :)

I do remember the original seller saying mine was coated.  So perhaps the coating peeling off  is what’s going on now.

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