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mikke60
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« on: July 29, 2014, 05:39:40 PM »

Air tank in my 5a is getting porous , and starting to weep water. Any idea where I can get a  replacement, and how big a job it is to change out?
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 06:58:13 AM »

Which air tank.....do you have drains on them? You should drain them every time after you run it. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 07:30:50 AM »

You can get any size air tank from www.easternmarine.com good prices also

good luck
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 08:29:01 AM »

The wet tank on an MC-5 may be the same as much later models like the MC-9, so I would definitely check on that and see if MCI has one that could work.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 08:39:15 AM »

My tanks on an MCI 9 is right behind the front axle tucked up in a space...Remember, to make sure you block up the bus real good and safe before getting under it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 06:20:03 PM »

I do believe it is the wet tank. It is loaded directly in front of rear tires. It does have a drain, which I drain faithfully. I think 46 tears has finally taken its toll. Thanks for help
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 07:47:24 PM »

That's the wet tank on a 5A.
That's interesting. That is the dry tank on the 5C and is behind a metal wall in the last bay on the driver side. I pulled the wall out and put a pull drain on it and a gauge on top so I can check tank against tank. My wet tank is in the front axle wheel well area on the wall and is easy to loosen the straps that hold it but the top has very short fittings that are extremely tough to get to without taking out the floor above first.

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