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Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: SimonH] #595578
18/09/19 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SimonH
Well I was sent a pair of tanks to repair from one of the dealers....

After pressure testing to find the cracks/leaks. both in the mounts and in the tank body itself, the original IMO flimsy mounting brackets were cut off, and the original welds linished flat, large load spreading patches were then welded on to the tank body before fabricating new more substantial mounts from a far higher strength material , which were then welded in place

Simon @ SiFab

Very nice job - hope mine are being done to a similar standard. (Or maybe they are mine? wink )

Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: PaulV] #595582
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Originally Posted by PaulV
Originally Posted by SimonH
Well I was sent a pair of tanks to repair from one of the dealers....

After pressure testing to find the cracks/leaks. both in the mounts and in the tank body itself, the original IMO flimsy mounting brackets were cut off, and the original welds linished flat, large load spreading patches were then welded on to the tank body before fabricating new more substantial mounts from a far higher strength material , which were then welded in place

Simon @ SiFab

Very nice job - hope mine are being done to a similar standard. (Or maybe they are mine? wink )

Well done. Sounds like a spot on job


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Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: PaulV] #595611
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Originally Posted by PaulV
Originally Posted by SimonH
Well I was sent a pair of tanks to repair from one of the dealers....

After pressure testing to find the cracks/leaks. both in the mounts and in the tank body itself, the original IMO flimsy mounting brackets were cut off, and the original welds linished flat, large load spreading patches were then welded on to the tank body before fabricating new more substantial mounts from a far higher strength material , which were then welded in place

Simon @ SiFab

Very nice job - hope mine are being done to a similar standard. (Or maybe they are mine? wink )


I think they probably are yours....

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Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: DocNik] #595631
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Thanks Simon!

Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: DocNik] #605079
26/11/19 12:59 AM
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So one more "happy" customer to add to the cracked tank brigade. Fortunately no fuel leaks yet, and also something found during end of season servicing so should not lose quality road time. Still, I find Morgans design of gas tank mounting/support to be utterly ridiculous. BTW-my car has about 9k miles.

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Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: Bitsobrits] #605086
26/11/19 06:33 AM
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Oh Dear, look at the cracks and corrosion.
Good you caught this early


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Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: DocNik] #605089
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Remember to check the tank strap tension while you are in there

Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: DocNik] #605103
26/11/19 09:34 AM
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Looks like you've caught it in time Bitsobrits. The cracks are no worse than the ones on my car before I addressed the issue. My recommendation would be to bond in reinforcing plates as described somewhere in the distant past on this thread. Oh, AND tighten your straps!


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Re: More worries - cracked gas tank. [Re: DocNik] #605120
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Those pictures show how flimsy they made the bracket.....


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