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Old 19-04-2013   #1
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4x4 fuel tank

Searched and followed the links without success.

Does anyone have a current source for a tank to suit an 88 Sisley.. please?

Or has anyone tried the plastic boat alternative?

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Re: 4x4 fuel tank

Hi Andy,

Don't think so, we've been looking out for a source for a couple of years.

There are plenty for the injected 4x4 usually in Germany, but not the ones we all have!

There's a small but definite pent up demand if you find a supplier.
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If money is no object Fiat may still do them. When I replaced mine 5 or 6 years ago before all the after market ones dried up I enquired with the dealer and they were available for well over 200.
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Re: 4x4 fuel tank

how bad is the original tank? if you can weld, i am sure it can be fixed.
i fixed mine, welded the holes up and filled it with fuel tank sealant.

ill have the old tank off you
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how bad is the original tank? if you can weld, i am sure it can be fixed.
i fixed mine, welded the holes up and filled it with fuel tank sealant.

ill have the old tank off you
Never weld a fuel tank unless it has been flushed and preferably is still full of water
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Re: 4x4 fuel tank

yeah i have done that once. thankfully i was in full welding gear with a full faced mask and thick leather welders clothing + gloves.
the tank had loads of holes in it so the pressure could escape easy.

i am currently writing a "how to" on fuel tank repair. check it out in a few mins..
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Never weld a fuel tank unless it has been flushed and preferably is still full of water
You miss half the fun if you do that
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Here is the "how to" guys,

hope it is a help to anyone who wishes to take on the task of repairing the fuel tank.

https://www.fiatforum.com/panda-clas...ml#post3225865
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Re: 4x4 fuel tank

Wow - you guys are helpful.

Thank you for all the suggestions. I'll get it off for a full examination and take it from there I think.

Thanks again.

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You miss half the fun if you do that
More exactly you will miss half your face if it goes up.
But look on the bright side; it isn't usually a big enough bang to actually kill you so you get to live with the pain........... And it is the sort of thing that you'd only do once.
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That is for an injection model, no good for a carb'd one, if the tank just has a few pinholes then the tank sealant stuff should do the job
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Re: 4x4 fuel tank

It says compatible with 87/88 4x4s so assumed it was suitable for carbed too.
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It says compatible with 87/88 4x4s
on some markets there were spi cat. pandas 4x4 in 1987.
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Re: 4x4 fuel tank

I've decided to use this as my opportunity to try one of the liquid tank sealant kits.
'Slosh' sounds attractive.
Anyone got experience of that one or any of the others?
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