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Old 10-28-2016, 07:48 AM
Francis Vaughan Francis Vaughan is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Adelaide, Australia
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Working on an actual fuel tank is potentially dangerous. Then again a friend of mine worked at a service station when he was a kid, and remembers how one mechanic was very careful when a fuel tank needed repair. He removed the tank, drained it, rinsed it twice with water, and then took to it with a welder. It exploded violently. Didn't kill him, but it wasn't good. Other old hands claimed the safest thing to do was to leave the tank half full of fuel.

Another friend of mine sold her darling little car, and the new owner took it to be checked over, and have some work done on it. They put it up on a hoist, and somehow managed to set the driver's seat alight with a welder. Totalled the car where it sat. My friend was terribly upset.