Hi all -
Filled my new (to me) XK120 up with petrol for the first time this weekend - right to the top - only to discover it has a very bad leak.
(this probably explains what I thought was very high fuel consumption on the short drives I’ve taken it on so far…)
I was able to siphon it empty before polluting the environment too much, however did not have time to properly investigate and locate the source of the leak. From initial inspection, it looks to be from the tank itself rather than any pipework as it was dripping (pouring, I should say) out from the shelf panel that holds the tank.
Question - how easy is it to remove the tank? I assume it drops out below the car, rather than through the boot (trunk). Anything I need to be aware of, or is this best left to the pros?
Assuming it is the tank itself, and not the filler pipe etc, I will get the tank professionally repaired.
Tips and tricks welcome - pls advise, even if the best tip is to get someone else to do it!