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Re: [T3] Erratic driving behavior #2


On 24 Oct 2005 at 22:42, BOB2TYPE3S@aol.com wrote:

> Yeah, my wife's car was doing this, so she stopped driving it (after having 
> it towed home). I pulled the tank, and the bottom was full of paint flakes from 
> the inside of the tank (plugging the fuel outlet and screen). Apparently VW 
> thought the inside of the fuel tank should be painted to prevent rust, but they 
> never expected today's fuels to eat that layer of paint. :O  I washed the 
> inside with water, blew it out with compressed air, then washed it withsome 2 
> cycle gas (lawn mower / snowblower fuel)  to prevent it from rusting, then 
> refilled the tank with good fuel.

I don't think I've ever seen factory paint in a gas tank. Sounds like 
a PO job.  8-p

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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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