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Old 01-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #98
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To test for leaks you can get a big tub like those ones people use for camping gear, and fill it mostly full with water, push the tank down into the water and hold it so the filler is just above the water line. Hold it there for a couple minutes, pull it out and shake it to see if there is any water inside. If you mark the water line you can check how much fuel it will hold by using the displacement method. After you remove the tank pour pre measured amounts of water back in until it rises back up to the line and that is how much it will hold...minus a bit for the metals volume.

That or just go to the tried and true, fill it with water and let it for leaks. Measure the water that pours out.

The only issue with that method though is water inside the tank can be a pain to get out sometimes.

Looking fantastic though. Keep us posted with more pics of that nice work. Too bad you are on the other side of the world, I could probably use a bit of help here and there on my beast project.
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