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      Default Fuel tank

      Ah well, it was all going so smoothly....

      The good guys at Fensport have been under the beastie and have declared her to be in pretty good shape apart from a bit of surface rust and some saggy bushes which I sort of expected.
      What we didn't expect was to discover a second rate repair on the fuel tank. It's holding but I don't know how long for!
      Soooooo I am on the hunt for a sound fuel tank, ideally already off the vehicle.
      Do any of you grand folks have any idea where I might find such a hen's tooth? And if so, what sort of money would I expect to pay?

      Thanks in advance

      ETA if the tank straps are with the tank that's be fantastic....
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      Default Re: Fuel tank

      have you tried ebay or your local junk yard? and if you couldn't find it there I would assume a mk4 tank might work as well but that might cost you a pretty penny

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      Default Re: Fuel tank

      I think that mine might have gone as well , when I filled up to the brim it dripped a couple of drips and there was a smell of petrol. I phoned toyota up and they do not have them in stock any more. I have also been looking on ebay without success. I did not ask toyota about the tank straps...sorry.

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      Default Re: Fuel tank

      Quote Originally Posted by navy 99 View Post
      I think that mine might have gone as well , when I filled up to the brim it dripped a couple of drips and there was a smell of petrol. I phoned toyota up and they do not have them in stock any more. I have also been looking on ebay without success. I did not ask toyota about the tank straps...sorry.
      Sometimes they leak from the filler neck rather than the tank, worth finding the source of your leak before you commit to a tank. The filler neck bolts onto the tank, and will contain petrol only when filled to the brim, so would only cause a leak when the tank is fully filled. The seal between the neck and tank can sometimes also fail, and this would be the best thing to happen as it's the easiest fix.

      A leak in the neck area would cause petrol to drip out from the top side of the tank directly below the filler door, so if you see leakage only there then further investigation is warranted.

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      Default Re: Fuel tank

      I know exactly where the repair is - right down the bottom, typically. I've done bit of investigation and I *think* we can get it repaired properly... Dvae and I are putting the Beast into the barn for winter and doing the bushes etc ourselves, may drop the tank out and get it fixed. Fortunately there a re numerous fabricators/welding shops/metal gurus in the area who may appreciate a decent car instead of a stinky poo-covered tractor for a change....

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      Default Re: Fuel tank

      Don't assume its the tank, it could be the filler pipe or the gasket on the way into the tank, one of mine leaks if you fill it to the brim as I have a dodgy feed pipe!

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