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Old 09 October 2018, 15:19   #1
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have a internal fuel tank that im told it will have to be blocked off and new plastic tanks fitted up near the transom. saves a lot of messing also..i am told..
pity as more room used up.
can the internal tank not be cleaned up ?
was a lot of water in old tank.
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Old 09 October 2018, 16:35   #2
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have a internal fuel tank that im told it will have to be blocked off and new plastic tanks fitted up near the transom. saves a lot of messing also..i am told..

pity as more room used up.

can the internal tank not be cleaned up ?

was a lot of water in old tank.



Firstly, why is there water in the tank? Is the tank leaking? Is the filler/breather liquid tight? If everything is sound Id be tempted to get it flushed & cleaned. Sticking n litres of fuel on the transom will upset the balance of the boat & eat up deckspace.

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Old 09 October 2018, 16:57   #3
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have a internal fuel tank that im told it will have to be blocked off and new plastic tanks fitted up near the transom. saves a lot of messing also..i am told..
pity as more room used up.
can the internal tank not be cleaned up ?
was a lot of water in old tank.
has the tank got a sender unit? if so check the gasket on that. I had the same problem on my tank and it was a perished sender gasket.
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Have to agree with PD ,get it flushed and pressure test it ,make sure you hav e filter with water removal filter on output ,put a brass tank connector on the filter output to the engine ,then you can unplug the pipe from the filter and snap it on a tempory tank if you do get issues , i,ll be at levington 11 ish in morning if you need a look at how i have done it
also have some cork for gasket making if you need it
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dirt in fuel tank

thnaks guys.
it has sat empty for about a year so condensation etc hasnt helped.
its with the "experts" marine repairs in mersea island
i kinda trusted them to do the best for my boat.
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