Fearful Fuel Tank Fettling

Mar 20, 2009 update on ansonivan's 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco

In order to install the firewall without undue fiddling I had to move the fuel tank filler neck. The fuel tank is 3/16ths mild steel of my own construction.

I emptied the tank, double washed it with alkaline based detergent and then used exhaust fumes from my e30 to displace oxygen from the tank during welding.

No explosions. Sigh of relief.


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