Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: north yorkshire
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under slung gas tank problem
Just a note of caution for anyone who has, or is thinking of fitting an under slung gas tank. We has one fitted by the van converter as a standard optional extra when our van was new. We did have a major fault with it within weeks of taking delivery (posted on the old site 5 years ago so I won't bore you with it again) but after that went along quite happily till the van was 4 years old and happened to notice that the tank was looking a bit 'scabby'. Took it to our local Autogas place and discovered that when it had been originally supplied and fttted it had not been fully corrosion protected, which is an extra layer of gunk that has to be painted on, but just had the standard coating so the metal was almost corroded through in a couple of places. Our tank was beyond cleaning and coating after only 4 years so we had to have a new gas tank fitted.
Apart from being thoroughly cheesed off with the van converter for fitting it without the full corrosion protection we were just glad that we had found the problem before the metal corroded through.
So moral of the story - if you have an under slung gas tank, or are having one fitted, double check the level of corrosion protection that has been applied.