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 Post subject: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:24 pm 
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I am in the process of putting my valver bits on my gl after 3 years of them sitting in a damp shed. I am a bit concerned that there many be corrosion on the inside of the fuel tank.
Now, I have looked at refurbs and the costs are ridiculous! I have found a new tank listed on eBay but it says it fits all models of 'ef' shape civics.
What I need to know is are the tanks the same on gl's, valvers and vt's? Obviously they have different fitment etc attached and the fuel injection ones will have the pump in them but is the bare tank the same?
Here is the link for the item on eBay,

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/381010303373?nav=SEARCH


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:21 am 
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Hatches and CRX's same tank. But Hatches have a choice of injection and non-injection. The different being non-injection doesn't have the fuel pump hole cutout.
Sedans use a different tank. but luckily you can buy an injection tank for a sedan thanks to Euro models even tho we never got an injection sedan.
Shuttle use a different tank once again. Carb or injection.

I'm reasonable sure I posted part codes for all tanks at some point over the last few years somewhere on the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:13 pm 
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The company I work for has a Honda dealer so part numbers are not a problem.
I don't know how having them would confirm if the eBay tanks is suitable though.


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:50 am 
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dill wrote:
I have found a new tank listed on eBay but it says it fits all models of 'ef' shape civics.

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/381010303373?nav=SEARCH


No. It doesn't say that. Go read it again.

Then read it again for why the OEM part code would be handy.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:30 pm 
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Ahh I see! Oops! Looked at it on my work computer originally and couldn't get the full advert for some reason. Just had a massive blank section on the page. Looked at it last night on my phone as the net at home is acting up, spotted it is listed for fi models and also spotted the part code bit your on about.
Thanks for that mate I wouldn't have realised, :top:
I'll get onto the parts manager tomorrow at Honda to get the part number for mine and check compatibility.
What do you think of the item anyway, a good replacement or would you look at other options?


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:30 am 
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It's metal. It's new. meh.
The ones I've had dont come with anything other than a shitty coat of flaking paint. So you will need to paint it and stone guard the underside of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:01 pm 
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It's more the fit and build quality I'm concerned about. Is it a good spurious part?
I would be getting it powder coated, and covering it in underseal of some sort.
I always prefer to keep original parts or buy oem quality bits. I'll check the old tank at the weekend, fingers crossed it's fine.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:49 am 
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A replacement tank will be fine, you'd be very lucky to get an OEM tank and they'd probably just sell you a replacement with OEM part numbers.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:15 pm 
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I wouldn't worry about fitments. I had no issues there with the couple Ive had.
Inc the FI tank for teh sedan, which as I say the UK never got anyway...

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Thanks for the info. Who did you get yours through?


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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:02 am 
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Both (tho one was second hand) came from carz2 or the other place. Can't remember the name.

but bear in mind there is probably only one factory making them.
Most of the panels for EF's can be traced back to one place in Taiwan.

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 Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:20 am 
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Thanks for the info.
From what I've found it certainly looks like they're all from the same place.
I just hope the one I have is ok so I can keep the original.


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