Talk:Fuel tank

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Wet wings[edit]

The small section on aircraft fuel tanks was written as a casual response to an inquiry on wet wings. It wasn't really suitable for an article as it was addressing another person, using words like "your" and "you", etc. Perhaps he would do us the favor of rewriting it like he suggested. Mexcellent 10:28, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

I know the style could be improved, which I have done a little now, but it was better than nothing.--Patrick 22:54, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
I rewrote it to be more complete, including tanks other than just the two he mentioned. Mexcellent 13:58, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Fuel Theft[edit]

Someone wrote:

A rise in fuel theft has been linked to the rise in fuel prices in countries all over the globe, in particular Australia and Germany. (Sources: ABC7 News and SMH.com.au)
More is now required from fuel tanks, especially on large trucks which carry large amounts and are often parked in unsecure locations whilst out on jobs. There are many after sales accessories available on the market to protect fuel tanks including fuel monitoring sensors and anti-syphon devices. An example of which can be seen at: www.syphon-sound.co.uk
For Syphoning see: [1]
  1. Although I hear much complains about fuel price, I haven't heard much, if anything, about fuel theft in Germany.
  2. The first link is a software producer, not saying anything about the topic.
  3. The second link is a producer of devices to protect ageinst fuel theft.

--Ikar.us 16:13, 4 January 2006 (UTC)


Picture does not fit the article[edit]

The picture is for the storage of fule, not part of a car. Should this be two articles? How about one for "gas tank" that would describe things like standards, average size, saftey etc.

Merger proposed (Racing fuel cell)[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

The result was: Merge, by silent consensus. --B. Wolterding 17:08, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


I propose to merge the content of Racing fuel cell into here, since the notability of that article has been questioned. In fact, the article does not cite any sources, and is very short. It might be best to merge the content here.

Please add your comments below. Proposed as part of the Notability wikiproject. --B. Wolterding 08:15, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Note: The same proposal had been made before, but the merge did not actually occur. I will keep this discussion open for at least a week, but will go ahead with the merge afterwards if there is no response. --B. Wolterding 08:22, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


Strange sections[edit]

I'm seeing stuff like "Reserve tank Sometimes called the reserve tank, a light on the instrument panel of autos typically illuminates when the fuel level dips below a certain point in the tank. There is no current standard, although some efforts are made to collect this data for all automobiles.". I dunno about you guys, but that sounds more like a "LOW FUEL" light to me. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.168.71.168 (talk) 06:04, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I agree. There is also a lot of crosstalk in the article - ex: "Safe (UL Approved)fuel storage, there is some concern that UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is not the final arbitor of safety." And the summary is far too large. For a stub that's fine, but this article is clearly beyond the stage where all the content can be crammed into the summary. SaSSafraS LTK (talk) 17:53, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

See Fuel reserve

Diesel Vehicle tanks[edit]

The motion of such vehicles causes the diesl to foam. I remember an early van that stank to high heaven because it foamed through the pressure releae cap and worked its along the chassis frame. Later tank were fitted with internal baffles to limit the movement, 92.11.224.162 (talk) 09:47, 5 August 2008 (UTC)TE

Racing fuel cell merge[edit]

I think this was a poor decision, and that this type of fuel cell deserves it's own article. Fuel cells are a hugely important for the safety of modern race cars, and there a great many types and technologies that go into them. I think the fact that the article was a stub does not indicate that there's not enough info about the subject, but simply that it wasn't yet in wikipedia. I'll try and write an article and get it set up fairly soon. On a different note, I don't think racing fuel cell is necessarily the best title, as some road cars use them as well. (admittedly, very few). How about Fuel cell (fuel tank)? ce1984 (talk) 23:38, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Can you put this on the page?[edit]

What if someone shoots a gas tank? Does that mean It'll explode? A tried adding it but it got deleted —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fuzzyhair2 (talkcontribs) 22:15, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Mercedes 300SL gas tank[edit]

If I were Merecedes, I might have an issue with the photo as it is presented. Many fuel tanks have been located behind the rear axle without issue. I suggest a more generic photo be substituted, or support data be referenced. --THE FOUNDERS INTENT PRAISE 12:17, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Placement and safety[edit]

"Ford's Pinto also sparked controversy for putting the fuel tank"

"Sparked"? Seriously? Skaizun (talk) 01:23, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Diesel electric locomotives[edit]

What about the fuel tanks on diesel electric locomotives? Peter Horn User talk 21:27, 16 April 2013 (UTC)