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    It's a slow recovery from bastardisation by a well know mechanic who shall not be name for legal reasons.
    The good news is my beloved DS has been in the hands of a real professional mechanic for several months and is well on track for perfection again.
    In addition to rectifying the mistakes made by the idiot, I have had the fuel tank reconditioned, inside and out. The tank was cut in two and sand blasted then welded and painted.
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    those straps have a vinyl layer under them ; ) and get some caulking agent around the filler pipe outside on the rear frame, stop the leaky leaky rustyland.

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    So what was wrong with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    So what was wrong with it

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    The tank had a lining that was delaminating, flaking paint clogging up the filters and stopping fuel flow . When the tank was opened rust was also evident.


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    I think I know that mechanic....

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    I wish my tank was salvageable/repaired like yours. I opted for a new tank and sadly the pick up is too short, it means I start sucking up air way too early before the tank is empty. This in theory means having to fill up more frequently even when there may be more then 20 litres of fuel in the tank... There's a lot to be said for original parts and repairing them if possible before going for reproduction.

    Much more to do on the recovery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pommiefrog View Post
    I wish my tank was salvageable/repaired like yours. I opted for a new tank and sadly the pick up is too short, it means I start sucking up air way too early before the tank is empty. This in theory means having to fill up more frequently even when there may be more then 20 litres of fuel in the tank... There's a lot to be said for original parts and repairing them if possible before going for reproduction.

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    Hi George,
    Is it not possible to extend the pick-up with some rislan/nylon tubing?

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    Hi Chris, that could be possible, I will need to take off the sender and see how easy it is to fit my arm down the hole and get to it, from memory thought the hole is fairly narrow. Another thing on the 'to do' list...
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    The old tank would have had the plastic pickup tube rammed right down the metal tube inside and to the bottom of the tank. The metal tubing seem to act only as a guide. You'd want to seal it with a clamped rubber hose sleeve. The internal baffles will mean you can't get at it via the sender hole.

    ... and back to IE23. Previously you claimed the car ran very poorly after extensive work and even suspected a compression issue. What has changed to resolve that? Was it an EFI issue? Others might benefit from your experience and the corrective action required.
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    Grrrrrr!!!

    Petrol in and the tank is leaking! not happy Jan.

    You would think that a specialist tank repairer would properly test the tank after completion. He told me he tested it with air, "but air doesn't always find the leaks whereas petrol will". OK so if he knows this then he is taking a risk of handing over a leaky tank and in my mind that is not good enough!

    The tank has to come out again........!!


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    ... and now you also have the added hassle of dealing with 60+ litres of petrol before taking out the tank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    ... and now you also have the added hassle of dealing with 60+ litres of petrol before taking out the tank!
    The CX will make short work of 60litres on fuel
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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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