(27-04-2012, 01:39 PM)CandR Wrote: You're very welcome.
my tank leaks from the top... i better take it off and have a look
I'm not sure if you're dealing with a diesel or petrol tank, but I once came close to disaster removing a fuel tank on a Land Rover. The tank had a slow leak from around the drain plug boss, so I decided to drain the remaining couple of gallons into a clean bucket to avoid it leaking slowly overnight. I was working under the vehicle, in my garage, with an inspection lamp clamped to the chassis. I was expecting a visitor, but when he walked in he tripped over the power lead to the inspection lamp. This pulled the lamp off the chassis, and despite it being a 'rough service' bulb with a guard around it, the bulb burst with a loud bang and a flash. To say it gave me a fright is an understatement. It makes me shudder to think of the consequences if it had ignited the petrol.
I thought I was being careful too.... :eek: