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" To: 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 website. 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. Gerald On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 07:28:05 -0700 (PDT) Eric Woodall wrote: > 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 1966 Micro Bus De Luxe, 7 seater T.C.B. --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. We finish.