[tcb] Re: Split Gas Tanks

  • From: Eric Woodall <type2list@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 10:46:46 -0700 (PDT)

Matt (local bus guy) said that he tried the coarse stuff test with his tank and 
broke a baffle on the inside of the tank...
So, are they hollow on the inside or is there stuff that could break?
Denis <coocoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Everything that Gerald says is true (Well, at least about the gas tank) I
have never used POR although I have heard that the gas will affect it, maybe
not. The bay gas tank is a good idea if you have to replace yours. I think
it was covered in VW Trends not too long ago.

Why do you need a new one? I had to work on mine because it had so much crud
in it that it clogged my lines and filters. If your tank isn't leaking
there are lots of alternatives. I stuck a powerwasher in the hole where the
sender goes and made a big mess and then I threw in about five hanfuls of
the coarsest stuff you can find in the yard and garage, nails, screws,
chain, sharp rocks, anything, put a little water in and and shake it all
until your exhausted, empty it and do it again until no more crud comes out.
Put in a new screen in the fuel outlet and you're done. You could also take
it to a radiator shop and they will take care of it and it might not cost
too much. I would not buy a new one if I could avoid it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gerald V. Livingston II" 
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 10:03 AM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Split Gas Tanks
hing Geralsd says is true (well, at least about the gas tank)

If you have a good stock tank that just needs cleaning/sealing (no major
rust through) then go with the POR-15 kit. Unless the price has gone up by
$25 over the last 2 years it's only about $50 and that stuff is AMAZING!

If you're in the Houston area there was a dealer out on 1488 headed toward
Magnolia from I-45 so you can avoid shipping charges. Can't recall the name
of the place but you should be able to get the info from the POR-15

The reason I say go with the reseal of the stock tank is that the new tanks
are $89 for a reason. Get a new tank and a stock tank and weigh them. The
new tank weighs about 1/3 less. They're really thin cheap quality repops.
In Texas humidity expect rust through in about 5 years unless you top off
daily to make sure there are no air gaps for condensation to form.

And, unless you're a Vintage Nazi, while you have the tank out you should
look for someone who has a good used BAY tank for sale and go ahead and do
the upgrade. I've heard getting the filler to fit can be a bit hairy and
may require that it be cut off and moved over but the extra 5 gallons can
be nice on long campout drives.


On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 07:28:05 -0700 (PDT) Eric Woodall 

> I need to re-finish my gas tank, and really thought that doing the
> POR-15 gas tank restoration was going to be the way to go until I saw
> the price, about $75.
> So I decided to look at how much a new gas tank was, expecting it to be
> around $150...
> To my amazement I can get a new one for $89!
> So the choice seems clear...
> Eric "Mr. Electric Wizard" Woodall
> 1966 Micro Bus De Luxe, 7 seater
> T.C.B.

Eric "Mr. Electric Wizard" Woodall
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