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#854904 07/29/2021 4:06 PM
by RUSS TILLEY
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I am wanting to report on my experience with Moyer Fuel Tank Renu in Greensburg PA. I got their information off of this forum and took my tank to them to be repaired. They have a very convincing website. There are 140 miles from me so I drove over to their shop to deliver the tank instead of shipping it. I when back over and picked up the tank on 3/15/21. The cost was $425.00.

They removed metal on the inside of the tank tunnel, cleaned and repaired the tank. They welded panels back in the tank, installed a liner and primered the tank. After finishing the rebuild on my 71 thunderbolt I had the tank painted and installed on the bike. After making 5 or 6 test runs on the bike for about 30 miles total I found the tank was leaking at the top front and paint was bubbling up. returned tank to MOYER on 6/30/21. Asked to talk to Joe who is the owner and the one who repaired the tank. I was never able to get him to talk to me, I dealt with Jim and he told me the tank would be done by 7/9/21. Finally got ahold of him on 7/13 and was told it would be done on 7/16.

Jim called and said I could pick up the tank on 7/17. He said he had welded up the cracks. I asked if he had repaired the liner that was in the tank and he had not. I told him I was not happy with the repair because I had paid for the tank to be lined and the liner was comprised. It should not have had gas leak through it the first time and was damaged when he welded the tank. He stated that they probably should just redo the hole repair. Called back on 7/23 and he said it would be done on 7/28.

I drove back over to get the tank and there was still no repair the the liner. Jim stated that was the best they could do with it. I asked if he had pressure tested it and hs said he had, I brought the tank home and used a mirror to lock in the tank. I can see the weld through the liner inside of the tank. I can only hope it does not leak again. Needless to say I am not happy with there service and would not recommend them.
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#854964 Jul 30th a 01:46 PM
by Beach
Beach
Originally Posted by Boomer
I had a small fuel tank, 6 gal ?, on one of my old tractors that sprung a small leak. A friend who restores Porsche's recommended I take it to the radiator shop and have them clean it and then tin the inside. Worked a treat. Apparently it's something they do to old Volkswagen and Porsche tanks to remove rust and seal. Wonder if anyone has tried that with cycle tanks.


Bill
All my cycle tanks that need lined for one reason or the other are done at a local radiator shop. They dip in a tank to clean, pressure test(fix any leaks) and then line. Cost of about $70 and is worth every penny.
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