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Old 06-17-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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I noticed a drip from the steel diesel tank. Is there anything that can be done besides replacement? If not, anybody know where to find a CHEAP tank?

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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...GOT ONE FIXED JUST SOUTH EAST OF YOU FOR $200....SOLDERED//SEALED/// WARRANTY......geofkaye
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we drain and remove tank. grind surface and wire weld a plate over rusted areas. most of the time its by the straps.
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you are absolutely right its rusting by the middle strap. Its not just a pin hole. There is a large area that is soft metal.

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Old 06-21-2010, 06:52 AM   #5
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Might you want to check a salvage lot and see what a used tank might cost? Just thinking if there is some soft metal the whole thing might be on the way out.
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got the tank off today. I'm afraid it too soft and too big a spot. I never could find an actual hole, but underneath it has giant flakes of thick metal coming off. I think its kinda sweating through the whole middle. I'm gonna show it to the repair shop that GK mentioned, but I don't have high expectations.

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I'll bet there's a salvage near you. I bet a new one isn't even going to be too expensive. There must me some aftermarket supplier for them?
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Is your truck a FL70? What year? One tank on left side?
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is it mounted on passenger side and rectangle? how many gallon? i'm thinking it could be 50 to 75 gallon. give me last 6 of vin # and i can get you a price on new. also can check yards for used one if you give me sizes.
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Volvoman, it is rectangular and is on the passenger side. The dimensions are 18x18x62. The last 6 vin # is 994221.

Bob, the FL60 has one tank on the passenger side.

There is a place in Illinois that will build me an aluminum cylindrical tank for:
$600 - tank
$80 - shipping
$260 - square to round hangers
$940 - total

OR a new steel tank is $1200

This is turning into a major repair. This is just for parts!

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