- Second Gear
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With the fixing nuts and piping removed the tank can be made to wriggle out of the boot
I think you will be lucky if it is the drain plug thats leaking. I would say its 99.9% likely that the bottom of the tank has rusted through.
Therse is a used one on eBay at the moment (I have no connection) but if you are keeping the car get an aluminium one!
- Third Gear
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- Joined: 11 Sep 2003
- Location: Sandiway, Cheshire UK
Another possible source of some leakage is the plate securing the float sender unit to the front of the tank. I also had a small amount of gas leaking from the bottom of my S2, and upon examination found that this round plate on the front of the tank to be the source. It is hard to get at, but there are several screws securing it to the tank, and these can be tightened with an angel phillips screw driver, or a very short phillips head as used in some electric screw drivers, being held from above by vise grip to form an 90 degree driver. Otherwise loosening the tank, and move it forward to allow access to the plate. If you do that, perhaps consider removing the plate and applying some sort of fuel proof sealant, and re attaching it. My gas seepage was stopped after tightening the plate alone. Best of luck!
- Second Gear
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- Location: Park City Utah USA
The price is not cheap, but then look at the asking prices from the usual suspects. And you never have to worry about the tank rusting out.
- Fourth Gear
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