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Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank

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07-14-2012 17:01:07

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I have an MF65 with the Continential gasoline engine. My fuel tank is rusted inside and causing problems. I've searched the internet an there doesn't seem to be anyone selling new gas tanks. I've read about Red Cote Tank Liner but have no experience with the product. Does anyone know where I can get a new tank or have any feedback on Red Cote? Is there a beter solution?

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07-16-2012 18:43:00

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to Mecnik, 07-14-2012 17:01:07  
Take it to your local machine shop and have them boil it out in their dip tank.

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07-17-2012 12:23:11

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to Eric-IA, 07-16-2012 18:43:00  
Interesting idea. Will that remove the rust inside? Then use Red-Cote afterwards?

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07-15-2012 10:47:07

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to Mecnik, 07-14-2012 17:01:07  
I would keep searching for a replacement or fabricate a new one,rust is a bad deal and will only show up later.That kote is just an "easy temp fix". Have you tried Bozeman Equip in Lubbock Texas?,They are in Massey country.

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07-17-2012 12:26:37

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to texas 65, 07-15-2012 10:47:07  
I tried Bozeman and they have nothing new. They did have a MF65 come in but that's a used tank which is what I already have. I agree, tank liner products are temporary and rust does have a way of coming back.

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07-15-2012 04:26:00

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to Mecnik, 07-14-2012 17:01:07  
I've seen new tanks on ebay for around $225. I had the same problem on my 40 industrial and it took a lot of work to clean the tank. I was not thrilled with shaking a metal chain inside a tank with gasoline fumes. Some people rinse out the tank first with hot soapy water to remove the gasoline. To use the tank liners you will also have to do a multi step acid treatment and neutralizer to kill the rust. After all the work I wish I had just bought a new tank.

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07-17-2012 12:34:27

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to Laneman, 07-15-2012 04:26:00  
I agree with your final accessment, "I wish I had just bought a new tank". That really strikes home with me. Only problem is, there arn't any new tanks to buy. I'm considering fabricating a new one from stainless steel. Any thoughts or experience I should know about before jumping out w/o a parachute?

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Phil Tibbetts

07-14-2012 19:55:06

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to Mecnik, 07-14-2012 17:01:07  
I have used red kote and it works great, just make sure you clean the tank as best you can first. Put a couple small pieces of chain in the tank and tumble it around for a while. Bungee cord it to another tractor rear wheel and go for a drive works good. Then follow directions on the can for rinsing and drying. You can get it on ebay for 25 or 30 bucks a quart which is enough for your tank.

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07-17-2012 12:35:59

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 Re: Rusty MF 65 Fuel Tank in reply to Phil Tibbetts, 07-14-2012 19:55:06  
Strapping the tank to another tractor wheel is an interesting idea. thank you

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