Paughco oil tank with filter

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Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by 65panhed » Sun May 03, 2015 12:28 am

Do these tanks actually work? Mine has rust in it from sitting a long time and the chrome is off color. I don't know how rust could be in there because it was filled with fresh 60W Valvoline racing oil, but it is thru out the tank. No rust in oil filter pocket tho. If it's not worth using I'll buy a new tank and go with no filter.



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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by old.wrench » Sun May 03, 2015 12:56 am

65panhed,
Not sure if it's the same type you're talking about, I had one of the Paughco horseshoe oil tanks with the recess for the screw-in type filter and it worked very well. I ran it on a shovelhead for years with no problems. Just make sure that when you replace the filter you use the correct one. I got the oil tank from a guy who said it didn't work right because it leaked like crazy. It turned out that he had a filter with the wrong threads half-way screwed into it. The right filter and a new gasket (and a little touch-up on the threads) cured the problem. It does seem odd that yours rusted up after having oil in it. I'd want to make sure it was real clean before using it.

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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by Robert Luland » Sun May 03, 2015 1:54 am

That thing was rusted on the shelf long before you ever put oil in it.

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Post by docmel » Sun May 03, 2015 2:58 am

Never had luck with mine back in the day. Always had a little seep at the filter base. Really aggravating. I never could get it to stop

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Post by caschnd1 » Sun May 03, 2015 5:18 am

I've run a Paughco tank with filter since 2004. Never had a leak or seep from it. After 9 years and 100k miles of riding, the chrome was looking sad. So I painted it to color match the frame and base tank color.

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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by bangkokbob » Sun May 03, 2015 9:44 am

Put a Vtwin horseshoe one on the 63 works and fitted fine.The old one developed a small leak and the bottom was rusted.
Cheaper to replace than to fix the old one. Hard to spot the difference and even the seem welds are roughly welded like the original!
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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by 58flh » Sun May 03, 2015 12:14 pm

65panhead---I agree with Rob L,--That tank was rusted before you got it!.I seen alot of tanks oil & fuel rusted from sitting.Its good to hear that no rust flaking in the filter or oil is found!--Pull it off & tumble it with some steel shot (177BB-GUN Type).Also add Kerosine & that tank will be spotless in no time!-Just tumble it slow like polishing your brass casings before reload.I use the Rotisserie motor on the grill!--Its perfect for that stuff ,just pull the steel screens out & your good to go!.If it were mine that little bit of rust would bug the shit out of me!.I would be always thinking a flake will get stuck in the oil-pump & ill sump all my oil out or maybe worse? who knows.I run a Paughco sidefill horseshoe tank that I got at a swapmeet over 25yrs. ago,& love it.It was used dirty & when I sloshed some gas in it back then she was totally clean except for your crud that normally builds-up when sitting for awhile.Good-Luck sounds like a nice machine.--Respectfully---Richie

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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by 65panhed » Mon May 04, 2015 7:28 pm

Thanx for the replies guyz! I am still pondering this. I am going to clean out with gasoline, then detergent and water, but then ??? Iwent and bought some muriatic acid, and I have some CLR. I don't know if the CLR would work, but I do know that the acid will work. Problem is, I don't know if after neutralizing the acid and filling with oil would stop any more rust from coming back.

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Post by panhandler » Mon May 04, 2015 7:31 pm

a new oil tank is a lot cheaper than a new engine.....my ho....


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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by Robert Luland » Tue May 05, 2015 1:32 am

Why? That surface rust isn't going to hurt any thing. If the tank is full of oil, it isn't going to get any worse ether.

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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by 58flh » Tue May 05, 2015 1:20 pm

65Panhead---Gasoline today is VERY corosive!--I would cut it with MMO/Or just use the M-Acid.Just with the acid you have to be careful on your soak-time!--It can etch if used full strength.Tumbling with shot & Gas is a fuse waiting to be lit!-Tumbling with M-Acid Will Clean it NICE/-But I wouldnt use it full strenth.--I have always resorted to Kerosine & the Tumble method with some BBs in it.Always a good job!---If the tank dont leak or is dented-up bad & the chrome or paint is shitty,Its easy to fix,& can be primed & painted by rattlecan.You can take it to a chrome-plater & just have the chrome or paint removed-that will clean all the rust out nicely.Just tell him what you plan on so he can coat the in & outside so it dont rust.If its not cost effective/then you may think of what Kieth said & get a Ted one.---Respectfuly---Richie

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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by 65panhed » Wed May 06, 2015 9:19 pm

I have been shaking withKero and bolts, looks like I'm gonna need another gallon of kero. I'll be stickin with it tho. I'm not gonna work on it anymore today, tornadoes possible and heading straight for us in Oklahoma City. Who knows, there might not be anything left to work on in 2 hours......

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Re: Paughco oil tank with filter

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Post by docmel » Mon May 11, 2015 5:36 pm

If there is interior rust, even so called surface rust, can the can and get a new one. It will continue to rust, even though there will be oil in the tank, especially during the non-riding months. Don't count on your oil filter to filter it all out either

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