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re:drain hose


On 1 Feb 2005 at 23:30, Kevin Guarnotta wrote:

> It is actually the lower one that has rusted, with large holes. I think this
> needs to be fixed-because the water is not making it out...maybe if the tube
> were not clogged the water would drain out, but due to the clog, it was wet
> all the time...

Okay, you have to be careful here. The tube is in the firewall, but just about 
1 cm past the firewall is the gas tank. If you push the hose in there too far 
it will push up against the gas tank and block itself off. If I'm installing a 
new hose there, I'm careful to cut the end at a slight angle, just to make sure 
that the upper side of the hose will touch the tank first and leave the bottom 
open.

Someone on this list once reported that their hose had been pushed in too far 
and had caused a rustthru into the gas tank, so you don't want that to happen.

I would think that you could clean out the hose, carefully clean out the area 
between the firewall and the gas tank, gently with a wire just to make sure 
there's nothing caught there. Then I would use Por 15 or tar on the rusted 
pipe.

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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