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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:52 pm 
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I recently purchased a 2000 238 Vista Cruiser with low engine hours. A week after I began using the boat I noted strong gas odors. I opened up the gas tank compartment and found that the gas odors were coming from the gas tank, no leaking gas just odors. After having three mechanic tell me that I had a leaking 49 gallon plastic tank I removed the tank and found no leaks. Doing research on the internet I found that some older plastic tanks can begin to emit fume. I then read a posting from the manufacturer of the Moeller plastic tank that said that their tanks made before 2011 tend to have fuming problems. I am replacing the 49 gallon tank with a 40 gallon aluminum tank made by RDS. Moeller no longer makes the 49 gallon tank. RDS is back ordered so expect about a 6 to 8 week wait for your tank. Cost of tank is $457 through Wholesale Marine 877-388-2628, free shipping. Removal of the Moeller plastic tank was easy, it only weighs about 40 pounds.


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