Defender Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?





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    Default Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    Has anyone converted their reserve petrol tank for water storage and if so how do you get rid of the smell and taste of the petrol?
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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    What is the tank made of?
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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    Get a new plastic tank from Pioneer plastics. Cheap and fast

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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    It is a steel tank and already fitted but I don't use it so I thought it would be good to convert for eater.
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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    You won't ever get rid of the petrol smell nor the taste from that tank. Safer to use a food grade plastic tank for water.
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    Ek het nou klaar gewerk, maar ek weet nie of die bank daarvan gaan hou nie...

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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    In the defender?
    will be a bit of a mission to modify the tank though. Those defender long range tanks gravity feed to the main tank, and the filling of the main tank goes through the long range.
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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    My tank is seperate to the main tank - it has a pump and a switch which you switch on to feed the main tank.
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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    Quote Originally Posted by dewets View Post
    You won't ever get rid of the petrol smell nor the taste from that tank. Safer to use a food grade plastic tank for water.
    Listen to this guy.

    It's very very difficult to completely clean a container that was used for fuel.
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    Default Re: Using 2nd petrol tank for water tank -smell?

    Best is burn the tank in a furnace to get rid of contamination, then sand blast in and out of tank. Then get tank coated with some special lining to stop water rusting inside tank. Once you have added up all the costs and time, you could get a stainless steel tank made up for probably 1/4 of the cost.
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