'84 300 Tdi 110 Fuel Tank
Just a quick question regarding fuel tanks. My 1984 Defender 110 has a fuel tank leak. The tank is steal - part number NRC7570. I need to run some of the fuel out of the tank this week before dropping it to inspect. I suspect the leak is occurring at the front tank seam where the cradle mount is. In addition, there is a surprising amount of dirt and grime leaking from the cradle/tank edges - I am concerned what the tank will look like between. Phone conversations have suggested approx. $200.00 for the repair.
I also have noticed later plastic tanks for sale. Outside of the obvious benefit regarding corrosion here in Canada - are there any other benefits to the plastic tank. Would this conversion be possible on my chassis - knowing Rover I assume the chassis design wasn't modified to accommodate the plastic tank? Outside of the sender - would there be any additional costly parts required to convert?