Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Fuel tank is so rusty, can a sheet metal shop fabricate a fuel tank made of stainless steel and will it not rust?

asked by on

I have never seen a fuel tank so rusty, it seems that it was full of water instead of gas. The fuel pump was so full of rust it failed. I need to know if a shop can fabricate a fuel tank with stainless steel metal and if it won`t rust again? I am scared to buy a new fuel tank if it was available.

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. I do not think you will find a shop ...

Hello. I do not think you will find a shop to make a fuel tank for the vehicle since the tank is very custom to fit only your vehicle. You should purchase a new one and try not to always run your fuel tank near empty. The fuel in a tank will keep the rust from forming. When you run low on fuel all the time, the top part of the tank will start getting rusted and will spread all over the tank. Also stay away from fuel stations that just got their tanks filled by the tanker. You will get excess water if you do.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Problems with the cooling system

Hello. It is possible that your radiator is clogged or is beginning to fail. If the radiator cap isn’t holding the proper pressure this may prevent coolant from being pulled up from the overflow tank. I would suggest that you...

Q: Fuel pump not getting power

The only quick fix I can think of is to check the inertia switch on the left side of your truck. It is a switched designed to shut off the fuel pump in the event of a crash. As they...

Q: Car doesn't stay on and jumps as it slows down.

I believe the cause of you problem is being caused by an engine misfire. Is your check engine light on? If the light is on, a mechanic with a scan tool could check the code that is turning the light...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.