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Old 01-28-2018, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Inspection Success!

The Nut Wagon passed New York State's annual safety inspection again! It's really rusty, but I take it to a shop that's pretty lenient. And the guys there like my car.

My fuel tank leaks when full, so I can't calculate MPG anymore. Of course I'm still hypermiling it, just no more numbers to brag about.

51,825.5 miles logged here with an average of 62.2 MPG.
244k miles on the car now. It's been in the family since 2003 when it had 75k miles on it.

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Old 01-28-2018, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They passed it without the mirrors?
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it "leaks", that begs the question: how much gasoline do you 'lose' to evaopration and spillage?
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The simplest way to repair a leaking fuel tank.


https://www.permatex.com/products/sp...l-tank-repair/


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Old 01-28-2018, 05:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it the tank or the filler neck that leaks? Might not be a tough fix if the latter.
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Old 01-28-2018, 08:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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They passed it without the mirrors?
I always put the mirror back on for inspection!


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If it "leaks", that begs the question: how much gasoline do you 'lose' to evaopration and spillage?
The last time I completely filled the tank, I lost an estimated 2 gallons.


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The simplest way to repair a leaking fuel tank.


https://www.permatex.com/products/sp...l-tank-repair/


It has worked for me every time...


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I'm not sure if I'll fix the tank. I have other cars without rust that I should be working on!


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Is it the tank or the filler neck that leaks? Might not be a tough fix if the latter.
Good question. I replaced the tank with a new OEM part back in 2006. And I put a used filler neck in it a few years later. Both parts are now discontinued. The car was really living up to my username the last time I completely filled the tank. Stunk up my whole yard. I never saw it dripping, but based on how fast the gauge dropped, I lost about two gallons somewhere. It still hisses when I remove the gas cap. I have no idea how it can hold air but not liquid.
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It's really rusty
How much do you think it would cost to make it at least look less rusty? Was it out of question to pour some Hammerite on it?
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Mine passed inspection without mirrors.
Does VT require outside mirrors? Driver's side is required in NY. They guy who inspected it wasn't sure about the missing dashboard and had to look up if it was required.

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How much do you think it would cost to make it at least look less rusty? Was it out of question to pour some Hammerite on it?
I'm more concerned about the structural rust!
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Does VT require outside mirrors? Driver's side is required in NY. They guy who inspected it wasn't sure about the missing dashboard and had to look up if it was required.
It does, but I have cameras in their place. The owner of the shop scratched her head about, talked to some people, and passed me. They effectively mirror what's behind the car, after all.

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