Friday, September 14, 2007


Fuel Tank Operation:
A storage tank for fuel in a vehicle
The fuel tank should be inspected for leaks, road damage, corrosion and rust on metal tanks, loose, damaged, or defective seams, loose mounting bolts, and damaged mounting straps.
· Leaks in the fuel tank, lines, or filter may cause a gasoline odor in and around the vehicle, especially during low-speed driving and idling.
· A weak seam, rust, or road damage can cause leaks in the metal fuel tank.
· The best method of permanently solving this problem is to replace the tank.
· Another method is to remove the tank and steam clean or boil it in a caustic solution to remove the gasoline residue.
· After this has been done, the leak can be soldered or brazed by a properly equipped specialty shop.
· If the tank is leaking because of a puncture or small hole, it can be plugged by installing a sheet-metal screw with a neoprene washer.
· Holes in a plastic tank can sometimes be repaired by using a special tank repair kit.
· Be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions when doing the repair.
· When a fuel tank is leaking dirty water or has water in it, the tank must be cleaned, repaired, or replaced.

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