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Default Fuel tank capacity of the enclosed 2.5LK

Anyone know the fuel tank capacity of the oblong fuel tank on the enclosed 2.5LK I bought a month ago? It is the same tank that the CCK enclosed sets used. Is it a 3 gallon or 5 gallon?
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They are 4 gallon tanks. If I remember correctly.
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Thanks Billy. I have had to do some cleaning to get the tank clean with acidic solutions. It is still real thick metal but I am thinking of putting in some tank sealer to prevent it from rusting inside again. The coatings used, you buy according to the tank size. Chris
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Motorhead, you can use formula... cubic ft x 7.47= gal
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Motorhead, you can use formula... cubic ft x 7.47= gal
That's a little above my pay grade!

I measured the tank. Tank dimensions 17" long x 16" tall x 6" wide. Came up with 1632 cubic inches. Looked up a conversion to convert cu in to cu ft. Came up with .9444444 cu ft. I multiply by 7.47 and come out with 7.05 gallon? Seems like the tank is smaller than 7 gallon. Did I do it right?
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YEP!! Thats it. I used to work in water/wastewater, had to use formula everyday. Forgot more than I remember though.
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That's a little above my pay grade!

I measured the tank. Tank dimensions 17" long x 16" tall x 6" wide. Came up with 1632 cubic inches. Looked up a conversion to convert cu in to cu ft. Came up with .9444444 cu ft. I multiply by 7.47 and come out with 7.05 gallon? Seems like the tank is smaller than 7 gallon. Did I do it right?
Hey I was only three gallons off

It is even worse paul. When you remember something and forget where you remember it from.
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Default Re: Fuel tank capacity of the enclosed 2.5LK

in inches HxWxL
now divide by 1728 [cu in per cu ft]
and multiply by 7.48052 [gal per cu ft]

or fill it and empty into measured containers
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I am getting ready to use a two part sealer in the tank to preserve it even though there are no leaks.
SO... I decided to check the volume of the tank by filling a gallon jug with water and filling the tank. The tank holds 6.4 gallons to the neck (+-) a 1/10th
I'd say 6 gallons with some expansion air space. I re-dried it out and in a few days, I will post how I cleaned the tank and sealed it.
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