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The gas tank in my 75 is rusted and leaking. I need to replace it and

want to get an idea what is involved. Is it a difficult job ? Where is the

drain plug located ? Also, would the factory manual CD cover jobs

like this - step by step ? I am getting prices from Bimmerparts and

2002AD - any other ideas for sources would be appreciated.

Thanks

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You can get the tank Renu'd. Its coated inside and out and comes with a waranty.

I've had both my tanks restored by this process. They won't rust again ever.

http://www.gas-tank.com/

There are dealers all over the US for this process.

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The gas tank in my 75 is rusted and leaking. I need to replace it and

want to get an idea what is involved. Is it a difficult job ? Where is the

drain plug located ? Also, would the factory manual CD cover jobs

like this - step by step ? I am getting prices from Bimmerparts and

2002AD - any other ideas for sources would be appreciated.

Thanks

it's a piece of cake to R&R...there are a series of 10mm bolts going around the tank, inside the trunk...take those out, remove the filler tube & etc and lift her straight out...if it feels stuck, it's cause of the weather seal stuff underneath the lip, between the tank and the car's body

i have a couple of good tanks & i'd part with one of them ...

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As Esty says its easy to remove (and refit) but you can R&R it youself with POR-15 Fuel Tank repair kit. It works a treat and can seal some pretty nasty rust (cloth webbing in kit). If you wire brush the out side whe you clean it, the extra sealer that you pour out of the tank can be brushed on the outside and your tank will never rust again. Worked for me and way cheaper than a new tank. Beaner7102

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Check the dealer price, especially if you get a discount. I bought a new tank through Blunt and it wasn't too expensive -best part is no shipping hassle. A non smelly trunk is priceless anyway right?

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I need to address a rust problem in my fuel tank, I can replace it with a good used tank, or I found an Epoxy product from Castwell Inc. Epoxy fuel tank lining system. Have you had any experience with this?

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WHen you install the new tank, use a sealant between the tank and the body that will not attract and hold water.

Closed cell foam or something like that.

The drain is on the bottom of the tank.

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