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Replace a Spare part Fuel Tank – a defective one or if the limit of use has been already reached. Find out useful information about Fuel Tank

Fuel tank is a reservoir to keep gasoline or fuel. It is usually located in the rear part of the vehicle that is the most secure part of the car. From the fuel tank to the carburettor fuel is directly supplied through fuel wires that extend from the bottom of the body along the entire car.

At the top of the tank there is a neck welded to fill the fuel. In the neck of the tank a special filter is built in, which consists of a steel box covered with brass grid. The required amount of fuel in the tank is determined with the help of a tube for measurement of fuel. The neck of the tank closes with a lid, which has a hole. This hole fills the tank chamber with atmosphere. In order to avoid interruptions in the operation of the engine, the hole should be cleaned as instead of spent fuel air enters it. To prevent air and dust getting inside the tank, its cover is filled with a filter made of steel wire. The second stage of fuel purification is a mesh inside the tank. It does not give the possibility to impurities and water to get into the fuel system.

Drivers can control the presence of gasoline in the tank with the help of fuel sensor, which is located on the dashboard. Usually fuel tank capacity of an average car does not exceed 50 litres. When the fuel level drops to 5 litres, red (or yellow) lamp lights up on the dash panel. It is so-called reserve lamp. This is a signal that the driver should think about fuelling. Do you want to put an extra fuel tank or need to replace the old one? Visit our online shop. We will please you with our moderate prices and large selection of goods. In addition to fuel tank, in our online store you will find turbo wire, springs and brake shoes.

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Malfunction of the fuel tank
  • cracks and holes in the tank body;
  • failure of the ventilation system;
  • damage to the fuel supply valve;
  • clogging of the fuel line;
  • roll over valve malfunction;
  • malfunction of the fuel vapor recovery system;
  • corrosion (in metal tanks).
Symptoms of the fuel tank failure
  • deterioration of the engine performance;
  • reduction in maximum power of the car;
  • a significant increase in fuel consumption;
  • smell of fuel in the cabin;
  • interruptions in he engine cycles t at low speeds;
  • jerks while driving;
  • fuel smudges on the tank and underneath the car.
Causes of the fuel tank malfunctions
  • ingress of water, mud or other substances into the tank;
  • hitting in crashes or accidents;
  • use of low-quality fuel;
  • condensate formation;
  • damage to the gaskets;
  • system leakage.
Diagnostics

Visual tank inspection will determine leaks and damage to the fuel tank. If you find traces of fuel, you should immediately carry out repair work. Also, the pressure is measured in the tank. Its optimum value should be viewed in the technical documentation of the vehicle. At low or no pressure you need to check the tank ventilation system.

The roll over valve should close when tilted more than 45 degrees. This is to prevent failures of the engine cycles in the absence of fuel supply and subsequent malfunctions.

Repair of the fuel tank

Repairs can be made for minor mechanical damages to the tank. All work must be carried out in a well-ventilated area. Character of repairs depends on the material from which the tank is made.

For metal constructions hot and cold welding methods are used. State of welds must be checked regularlly to prevent recurrence of failure.

Damages to plastic fuel tanks are easier to repair, but it is a temporary measure. Cracks can be eliminated using epoxy resin or by soldering plastic.

Removal of water from the fuel tank can be done without dismounting it. To do this, fill the tank with a special liquid to remove moisture or 300-500 milliliters of pure alcohol.

Replacement of the fuel tank

Installation of a new fuel tank is a difficult task, so it must be carried out only at a service station. It is important to know that you can only disconnect a clean tank with no traces of gasoline and its vapors.

Disconnect the fuel lines and hoses, and then the ventilation hose clamp. Then it is necessary to disconnect the tank mounts and remove it. It requires efforts of several people.

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