VW Transporter T3 Fuel Tank
VW Transporter T3 fuel tank replacement

VW Transporter T3 Fuel Tank

While working under my VW Transporter T3 fuel tank I unintentionally scratched it with the zip of my jacket.
Then I could smell fuel and saw a drop under the tank.
I touched it wondering where it came from and it started to drop more and more…
Ok… so under the dirt it was clear that my tank was leaking and that I had to replace it.

I bought a new tank (probably from China) from Ebay in Germany for around 120 Chf with shipping.

Good to know:
The filler diameter is different between -1984 and 1984+ models.


Replacing the tank is not that hard.
I did it on my parking lot. It should be much easier on a lift tho.

Here are links to good how-to replace VW Vanagon Fuel Tank:
1)
http://www.vanagain.com/drop-and-reinstall-a-gas-tank-on-a-2wd-vanagon/


2)
(Click on the title to watch it on youtube)

3)
https://vwt25.blog/2016/05/03/replacing-the-fuel-tank/

Here you can see the leak under my VW Transporter T3 fuel tank:

This is the new tank with under-body seal:


Here is a drawing of the Volkswagen Transporter fuel tank hoses:

And here are some useful links on howto replace your VW Vanagon fuel tank and other info:
https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/brickwerks-blog/fuel-tanks-and-associated-gubbings/
http://www.gowesty.com/tech-article-details.php?id=61

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