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New tank or Fuel Cell

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys,

    As some of you know I am in Iraq right now, I got a call from my bud saying my gas tank started leaking. It has had a leak for going on 2 years and I have just been putting patches on it. When it sits for a while it starts to leak again. So I am going to just change the tank.

    I was wondering what the concensus was.

    By a new stock replacement or just get a fuel cell?

    She is pretty much just a wheelin vehicle.

    What are the cons of a fuel cell?

    Would I have to buy an electric fuel pump?

    Do any vendors here sell them?

    Cost difference?

    Thanks for the help.


    Jeff
     
  2. K10bolts

    K10bolts Registered Member

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    Jeff- I would just replace the tank with a stocker. I think it would run you some where around 150 for a replacement. You might have to replace the lines depending on how rusty they are, and if your able to get them off. It seems like alot of time and $$ to add a fuel cell. You would have to make and route all new lines and add a pump. I've replaced 3 tanks in GM trucks and it aint that bad. Just soak those fitings with some penetrating oil for a week before you go at it.:D Im not discouraging the fuel cell, this is just my opinion.

    Later, Matt
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    on the otherhand, if your rig is old and crusty maybe those lines should be replaced... and if you're going to sink $150+ into a tank and replace the fuel lines anyway... why not a cool cell? :D

    j
     
  4. big pappa b

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    Ditto that. Old tank is coming off for inspection tomorrow. For sure has old gas and i can imagine that crap in the tank after 25 years :shocked:
     
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  5. stallion85

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    Hey Big Pappa, how you been doing? Please tell me you really aren't selling everything off:confused:
     
  6. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Doing good. Getting all settled into the new house.
    I did put it all up for sale but I most likely won't get rid of it. I do have A LOT to do to it before the ECBB and I'm running out of time. I will need to take at least a week of to get things done and that providing the weather is good.

    Guess about 1 more month for you to come home right? At least you get to leave before it gets too hot
     
  7. stallion85

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    1 Month! I wish:grin:

    2 more months, but hey at least I am not in the Army. Those poor guys are here for a year!
     
  8. velocitiii

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    There are plastic "stock" replacement tanks available for those things. I just can't remember where. Seems like JC Whitney, but I think maybe ACME Trucks has them. A little more than steel as I remember, but at least it'll never rust out on you again.


    Good Luck and Thank You
     
  9. stallion85

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    Ya I was planning on a plastic tank, I am hoping one of the Vendors here sells them.....I will have to wait till I get home though........
     
  10. big pappa b

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    I'm in the same boat as you. Am leaning towards a plastic fuel cell but nothing definite yet
     

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