Oil tank removal

5.0 V10 50v biturbo - 571 bhp
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Doug_RS6
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Oil tank removal

Post by Doug_RS6 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:46 pm

How easy is it to remove the oil tank?

Doug_RS6
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Re: Oil tank removal

Post by Doug_RS6 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:34 am

No one? Some of the coating is flaking and I'd like to repaint it.

Jim Haseltine
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Re: Oil tank removal

Post by Jim Haseltine » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:18 pm

Ah. I'm doing the same thing while I have the headlights and intercoolers out. I did think about removing it but that'd be messy even if it's drained. I peeled off the loose paint, gave it a light keying, degreased it then brushed on some POR. If the weather is good this weekend ('cos it's outside) I'll spray some underhood black on it after flatting it if needed.
To get it out it'll need bumper off, headlight out and the airbox off as a minimum. Another thread (which I can't find off-hand) says that access to the bolt holding the oil lines to the bottom of the tank is restricted making it very difficult to remove.

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Re: Oil tank removal

Post by Doug_RS6 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:50 pm

I'll just paint it in situ then. Probs a job for the nicer weather. Curse of buying a car at the end of summer!

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