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Anyone know a Good Place for a New Fuel Tank?


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#1 Bucky92

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:32 AM

I think I am going to try and replace the tank on my Imp..but my online search came up with nothing nada zilch...All I could find is to go directly through subaru and honestly...I dont want to spend $417 for one :eek: . I tried all the normal resources Rock Auto etc.The closest junkyard wont sell tanks and pokes holes in them.
You would think it wouldnt be so hard to find something for a dang Impreza would you?:grin:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:53 AM

I think I am going to try and replace the tank on my Imp..but my online search came up with nothing nada zilch...All I could find is to go directly through subaru and honestly...I dont want to spend $417 for one :eek: . I tried all the normal resources Rock Auto etc.The closest junkyard wont sell tanks and pokes holes in them.
You would think it wouldnt be so hard to find something for a dang Impreza would you?:grin:


My local yard does not puncture the tanks - they remove them (to drain the contents) and set them in the back of the car. So they are ripe for the picking. I'm not sure on the price, but even with shipping it can't be anywhere near $400.... the only difficulty is finding a Imp tank - mostly I see 96 and older Legacy's but I have seen a few Imps from time to time. I'm going to one, maybe two yards tommorow and I'll report what I see.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:37 AM

www.car-part.com

There is stuff up in new england, you may just have to drive a little.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:28 PM

I recommend www.1stsubaruparts.com. They are a dealer in Washington state and sell at well below retail. Shipping costs are 10% of the order. I just bought from them a couple weeks ago and I'd do it again. They have an online catalog (parts diagrams even) and you can either check to see if it's online or just call them.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:08 PM

If you ever get out to PA, you could check Harry's U pull it. There are 3 of them in PA, the huge one is in Hazelton. Most of the time they pull the back seat up and take the senders out to drain subaru tanks. They don't keep inventory or ship, so you'd have to go look. There's also also A-Z in new ringgold which is huge and has tons of old subaru's.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:12 PM

If you ever get out to PA, you could check Harry's U pull it. There are 3 of them in PA, the huge one is in Hazelton. Most of the time they pull the back seat up and take the senders out to drain subaru tanks. They don't keep inventory or ship, so you'd have to go look. There's also also A-Z in new ringgold which is huge and has tons of old subaru's.


Been to Harrys quite a few times...they poke holes in the tanks... I tried all the aftermarket companies..and the only place thats showing a tank is through Subaru

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:20 PM

[quote name='mnwolftrack']I recommend www.1stsubaruparts.com. They are a dealer in Washington state and sell at well below retail. Shipping costs are 10% of the order.

Anyone know if this is a "successor" online site to Jason Douglas at Auburn Subaru--since e-mail to him at that address is bounced, suggesting he is no longer with Auburn Subaru. Also, when did you order--shipping costs are now listed at 15% of order as of Sept 26.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:29 PM

Its still $357 from 1stsubaru....really dont want to spend that much on an old Imp..not a big deal..I will just live with having to put gas in it every day and keep lots of dry gas handy over the winter.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:01 PM

[quote name='79er'][quote name='mnwolftrack']I recommend www.1stsubaruparts.com. They are a dealer in Washington state and sell at well below retail. Shipping costs are 10% of the order.

Anyone know if this is a "successor" online site to Jason Douglas at Auburn Subaru--since e-mail to him at that address is bounced, suggesting he is no longer with Auburn Subaru. Also, when did you order--shipping costs are now listed at 15% of order as of Sept 26.[/QUOTE]

I wouldn't know anything about Auburn Subaru. I just bought my parts last week at 10% shipping costs. I just checked the site again at:

https://www.1stsubar...com/policy.html

and it still says 10% shipping costs for UPS ground. The only 15% I see is for a restocking fee.

#10 mnwolftrack

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:03 PM

Its still $357 from 1stsubaru....really dont want to spend that much on an old Imp..not a big deal..I will just live with having to put gas in it every day and keep lots of dry gas handy over the winter.


then I would suggest www.car-part.com. It's an online salvage yard database nationwide. You can search the entire country or by state. Even if you don't find a tank, you can at least find yards that list your make and model car (by searching other parts) and give them a call or send an E-mail (tip, search yards in the south that should have rust-free stuff). They don't necessarily list every part online, so you may not see a gas tank even though it's available.

You can also try www.junkyarddog.com. It's similar to car-part.com except you make the request via online form, and it is mailed out to salvage yards and they respond back to you via E-mail. You will get a lot of generic replies though, some of them will not even mention the part you are looking for or how much they want. They will just tell you to call them. Other replies will be more specific and give you pricing.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:14 PM

A quick search of car-part.com came up with one in Salem, CT (Sid's Auto Parts) for $100.

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