Fuel tank repair...kit...

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  1. nrajeff

    nrajeff

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    My Bronco's tank rusted to the point that it started to leak. I didn't want to buy a new tank, so I found a catalyzed sealer that you mix up and slosh around inside the tank, then let it set up. (It's not as cheap as JB Weld--it was about $30).
    I spilled some on my concrete floor. It is still there, 15 years later because it's stuck so well I'd need a grinder to take it off. The Bronco's tank is still holding gas.
     
  2. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    A shop I used to frequent back in my hometown had a tank with a hole in it, that they had to fix.

    I asked how they did it. He said "we don't if we can help it. If we have to we flush it out, then hold our breath!" I didn't ask how they flushed it out. At the time I assumed water but maybe not.

    They preferred to replace with a new tank.
     

  3. oldengineer

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    My BIL bought a used Nash Metropolitan back in 1966 that had a small leak in the fuel tank. We dropped it, flushed and dried it 3 times, flushed it again, and when he hit it with a torch it popped. Inerting is a good idea.
     
  4. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I did the JB on a DSL tank. It has drip pan that has always been dry.