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mollytherocker
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Damp/Weeping Oil Tank - Urgent? Reply with quote

Hi

Reported at its recent service. Its weeping from the rusty seam. How urgent do you think this is? Its not at the point where it is dripping onto the garage floor yet.

Keep any eye on it and plan for the service next year or do it now?
 



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine was weeping at the sender gasket. If it's the tank itself try a good epoxy based paint. Replacing the tank is a real pain.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
Mine was weeping at the sender gasket. If it's the tank itself try a good epoxy based paint. Replacing the tank is a real pain.


The specialist are sure its the leaking through the seam. Would paint really stop the leak? Are these things under pressure?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No pressure, when the engine is running they are under a slight negative pressure as there are vent hoses going to the inlet manifold.
Steve Strange @ Douglas valley has a good looking oil tank on ebay looks very good value for them. £1200 + from porsche.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Endoman.

I saw the DV ones on ebay, I guess thats the best way forward.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set up an ebay saved search and wait for a really good tank to crop up while keeping an eye on the leak, once you have new tank in hand pick up all the other bits needed to swap it out.

Make sure you really really clean out the replacement tank, best one would be out of a crashed car rather that one that had an engine go pop.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At £1200 for an oem tank, I would look at getting someone to make an aluminium or stainless steel replacement.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sutton wrote:
At £1200 for an oem tank, I would look at getting someone to make an aluminium or stainless steel replacement.


Have you seen the shape and the insides of a 993 oil tank?
 
  
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mollytherocker
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jev911uk wrote:
Set up an ebay saved search and wait for a really good tank to crop up while keeping an eye on the leak, once you have new tank in hand pick up all the other bits needed to swap it out.

Make sure you really really clean out the replacement tank, best one would be out of a crashed car rather that one that had an engine go pop.


Damn good advice! I dont want pieces of metal pumping around the engine!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pipes are a real sod to get off and the filler pipe even more to get back on.
21 and 25 on the pet. Took several attemps and much cussing.
Good advice about the tank flush.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pls do NOT use a second hand oil tank. They are not simple internally and if contaminated you simply cant clean them. You then run the real possiblity of sending dangerous debris into the motor.... nooo

Speak with Johnny U11 when he is back next week, he can get you sorted well below OPC prices.
 
  
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mollytherocker
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ras62 wrote:
Pls do NOT use a second hand oil tank. They are not simple internally and if contaminated you simply cant clean them. You then run the real possiblity of sending dangerous debris into the motor.... nooo

Speak with Johnny U11 when he is back next week, he can get you sorted well below OPC prices.


Yeah, I was thinking of speaking to Johnny, hes done work on my car including new KW suspension.

Thanks!
 
  
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