The location and design of fuel tanks must not take up the vehicle's space. Most auxiliary fuel tanks are situated on the rear portion of the vehicle. To prevent the fuel from splattering into the fuel system of the car, internal baffles are used. Defect in the baffles can be determined if noises are heard on the rear part of the car especially when adding or decreasing speed. Fuel filler pipe, fuel outlet line and a vent system are standard components of all fuel storage tanks. Filler pipe prevents the leaded fuel from entering the fuel system. Fuel lines are made up of elastic hoses and steel lines to transport the fuel from the tank to the engine. Any tool made of copper or aluminum must not be used when having steel lines repair or replacement. The rubber hose must be replaced with high-quality materials since ordinary rubber can be easily subjected to wear and tear.
As product of technological advances, plastic can now be used as component for fuel tanks. Plastic fuel tanks are used nowadays in various applications because of its flexibility. It can be molded in different shapes and forms, has stronger resistance against corrosion and puncture, lighter in weight and cheaper compared with other materials used. New technologies are used to improve the capacity of plastic as fuel tanks. Fire resistance is one of the aspects to be improved. Plastic fuel tanks can melt when exposed to fire which can cause fire as the fuel content flows out. Modern marine fuel tanks have crosslinked resin which does not melt when exposed to too much heat. Another solution developed is to use intumescent coating on the exterior surface of the plastic. Exposure to fire changes the intumescent covering into a bulky layer that can protect the plastic. The layer prevents the fire from heating up the tank.
A look around you as you travel the roads makes it quite plain that you have the potential to be driving your Chevy for a long time, though to achieve this you will have to expect to replace a variety of parts through the years, including your Chevy fuel tank. Located where it is, your Chevy fuel tank is vulnerable to all the road debris and road splash that you encounter, a combination that is ripe for the development of rust, especially when the dings and dents eventually are able to wear away the coating that is applied before your Chevy fuel tank is installed to protect against corrosion, compromising the surface and leaving it open to the effects of the caustic melted road salt found in winter slush. However, it isn't only working from the outside in that rust can eat away at your Chevy fuel tank. When you get the occasional tank of fuel that has been contaminated with water or condensation collects on the inside of your Chevy fuel tank, rust can form there as well, and begin working its way through the inner walls to the outside. Once the rust progress to that point, you'll then have a leak in your Chevy fuel tank. That is a much bigger deal than simply watching your fuel money collect on the ground underneath your vehicle, a total waste. A leaking Chevy fuel tank has the potential to be a fire hazard, and under a rare, but entirely possible set of circumstances, your vehicle can actually explode. If the leak should splash upon, or be leaking directly on, hot exhaust system parts, the fuel, highly flammable as it is, can ignite, and the flame can follow the leak right back into the fuel tank and cause it to explode. You'll find an affordably priced replacement for your Chevy fuel tank in our online catalog, readily available and easily ordered, either via our secure site or with a toll-free telephone call.