W460 Fuel Tank

Hi Guys,

Next on the list is a fuel tank - Does anybody have a plastic one and any of the associated gubbins?

I'd prefer one with an exhaust recess, but would consider any type if the price isn't unreasonable.

 

No rush - my current one doesn't leak so far, but i've not filled it up to the top yet.... will wait until i've taken it for it's MOT first. It's just corroded and got a big dent in one corner.

 

Thanks,

 

Ben

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17/02/2022 (3 weeks)

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Nick123's picture

Re: W460 Fuel Tank

Years ago, on a previous petrol 460, our steel fuel tank failed at the seam. Northern Radiators of Leeds made an excellent good-as-new repair job. It was maybe fifteenish years ago. I am fortunate in rarely remembering the price of anything but I do recall that the cost was not eye watering. There will be someone similar in your neck of the woods, I'm sure. Good luck with it.
Ben's picture

Re: W460 Fuel Tank

Thanks Nick.

 

If it wasn't for the big dent on one corner and iffy looking seams all around, i'd certainly consider refurbing my existing one.

I think if I was going to go down that route, i'd want one in slightly better condition to start off with.

My dealer is going to get back to me with a price on a new tank, but I suspect i'll have to be patient and wait for a good used steel or plastic tank.

gav.helme's picture

Re: W460 Fuel Tank

 Plastic hard to find in the UK

Is it petrol or diesel?

Ben's picture

Re: W460 Fuel Tank

Well, Once upon a time it was petrol, but it's currently got a diesel engine. I'm assuming I still have the original tank though, it looks like just the external pump and filter have been removed and bypassed.

I understand that any type tank is hard to come by. I'm popping into the dealer later in the week for some other parts, so was going to ask how much a plastic tank and bits are, though I suspect that i'll need to sell a kidney in order to go down that route.

gav.helme's picture

Re: W460 Fuel Tank

Plastic tank is north of £2k new

running diesel from a petrol tank is doable

Petrol from a diesel tank not so easy

Ben's picture

Re: W460 Fuel Tank

They can keep it for 2K! Hopefully something else turns up.

 

Thanks.