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Fuel tank find

Postby gsmoke » 27 Feb 2009, 18:50

Took my tank out today to give it spruce up and some rustproofing.
I gave the tank a shake to get any debris out of the big filler hole and low and behold two discs fell out! They are aluminum and about the size of five pence piece and about 8mm thick. One side looks rough and the other side is smooth side's got E stamped on it.
Any clues? Has my fuel sender thrown a wobbly?
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Re: Fuel tank find

Postby VWCamperfan » 27 Feb 2009, 18:58

Not fuel sender but sounds like the 'punch-outs' from the holes on the top of the tank where the breather pipes go in.
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Re: Fuel tank find

Postby gsmoke » 27 Feb 2009, 19:40

Just taken a pic with my crap camera.

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Re: Fuel tank find

Postby CovKid » 27 Feb 2009, 19:48

Ah, thats emergency currency. VW provided these little luxuries but we don't talk about it on here - mums the word.
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Re: Fuel tank find

Postby VWCamperfan » 27 Feb 2009, 21:23

Not what I thoought they were! Just read again and missed the 8mm thick bit...!
Ooh-err. Wonder if they were something dropped in there as an 'additive' to get more miles. The wonders of advertising and all that!
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Re: Fuel tank find

Postby CycloneMike » 27 Feb 2009, 21:49

NO PIES CAKES OR BEER LEFT IN THIS VAN OVERNIGHT.
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Re: Fuel tank find

Postby R0B » 27 Feb 2009, 22:22

they do look like the things that are/were being sold to turn unleaded petrol to leaded.
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Re: Fuel tank find

Postby Coops » 01 Mar 2009, 10:55

They look to me like lead pellets that are put in tanks so unleaded fuel can be used. I saw them on a tv programme some time ago

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