Fuel draining and leaky gas tanks

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Dec 15 06:25:19 EST 2003

If you remove the covers to the fuel pump access, you can stick your pump
suction hose into the tank.  You have to realize that the Quattro fuel tank
is made like a set of saddle bags so that there are separate low spots you
can't drain well from just one point.

At 11:22 PM 12/14/2003 -0500, Joshua C wrote:
>Lately I have noticed a gas smell sometimes outside my car but couldn't find 
>the leak but was sure it was a hose...but I discovered a small rust spot 
>that was seeping...I have pumped out most of the gas with a hand pump but I 
>having a problem getting the last amount, 4 gallons I am estimating (based 
>on what I had and what has been removed).  When i put the hose in it seems 
>to catch on possibly the sending unit so I can't get to the bottom of the 
>tank?  Does any one have an idea to get in the tank better, access though 
>the fuel pump?
>Also I would really like to repair the leak by cleaning the surface (brass 
>hand brushes), and using an epoxy putty as opposed to pulling the tank and 
>replacing or coating the inside...primarly due to the time and money factor, 
>anyone with some experience doing this who can comment on the 
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