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post #19 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2016
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Originally Posted by 5LHO View Post
Plastic tanks are not universal in automotive and motorcycle use but they are common. Stronger penetration resistance, lighter, rust free for life.
Interesting. I found a site that says: "an average plastic tank weighs two-thirds less than an average steel tank." It also says that plastic gas tanks can be molded into any shape, are less expensive to produce, and corrosion free. See: Light-Weight Fuel Tanks | European Plastic Automotive Fuel Systems

One thing I do not buy is: "When a plastic fuel tank is exposed to fire, it is more likely to melt or decompose and allow the contents to flow out and add fuel to the fire. That reduces the risk of explosion and enhances the safety of the car."

A steel gas tank is not likely to explode because it is vented and is not a sealed can.

See: "Cars Just Don't Explode" : Cars just dont explode | Automotive Thinker - Discussing the finer points of automobiles

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