gas tank replacement
hauptmanns at llr.sc.gov
Mon Jan 24 08:46:35 EST 2005
FWIW , just to supplement Tony's post...
I've seen the product Tony has referred to, work on many otherwise worthless
tanks in motorcycle applications during the course of ~8 years working at a
motorcycle dealership when I was younger. I can't think of a reason why it
wouldn't work just as well on car tanks....of course Tony has done it
so...there it is.
>From my experience.....in a nutshell...
It would require tank removal to get thorough coverage inside the tank.
After using the acid wash and then the neutralizer (which is included in the
kit), then a thorough rinsing and drying, the "Kreme" is poured inside and
spread thinly and uniformly around the tank by manually tilting the tank
around. After curing, the Kreme forms a hard liner on the inside of the
tank. I would plan on 2 days to cure, possibly longer if it is very humid or
if the coating is too thick. May cure in one day if it's hot and dry.
From: Tony and Lillie [mailto:tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net]
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 3:25 PM
To: Doyt W. Echelberger
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: gas tank replacement
I've had good luck with repairing the tanks myself. The key is coating the
inside of them. If you go to a motorcycle shop you can get a product called
"kreme". It's about $35 if I recall. It comes in a three part kit. Just
follow the instructions and it works great. I believe they are designed for
12 gallon tanks, so you will probably need two kits.
FWIW the worst tank I did was on a 88 Ranger. The cab rubs the top of the
tank when it fills with gravel. It put about 50 pin-holes in the top of the
tank. I dropped it, "kreme'd" it, and 6 years later it still works great.
> I can't find a tank anywhere...and assume you encountered unobtainium in
> your quest and used the S-car tank because it was available.
> Any idea about finding a replacement tank for my 87 5ktq would be helpful.
> Currently, a solution is to remove the tank and send it to a refurbisher
> in Michigan.
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