Leaking petrol tank

craig70, Feb 4, 5:39am
Just would like to know best way to fix this without taking it out and getting it welded. Was going to try some j-b stik on it .Leak is a pin hole on bottom of tank.

morrisman1, Feb 4, 5:42am
knead it steel, first I reckon. drain the tank and give the surrounding area a good sand then smack it with a ball hammer so you have a little cavity to fill up with the knead it.

henderson_guy, Feb 4, 6:04am
If the knead-it doesn't work, it may be better to look into another tank rather than to get your one welded up, as a pin hole could be indicitive of bigger problems, such as thin steel due to rust.

msigg, Feb 4, 6:10am
sealer and plate screw or rivet.

purple666, Feb 4, 6:46am
Araldite works fine for petrol tanks

budgel, Feb 4, 6:55am
A cake of slightly soft yellow sunlight soap makes a good temporary repair.

morrisman1, Feb 4, 7:03am
That sounds about as permanent as the schit that sticks to John Key

craig70, Feb 4, 7:06am
Thanks for that have done temporary fix with soap. It looks like pervious owner has used some kind of red gasket like glue on it.was trying to avoid emptying tank so may take it out anyway and get it looked at. Thanks everyone for your help:)

jmma, Feb 4, 7:16am
yup +1

chopper14, Feb 4, 9:50am
If the knead-it doesn't work, it may be better to look into another tank rather than to get your one welded up, as a pin hole could be indicitive of bigger problems, such as thin steel due to rust.

Quotehenderson_guy
i would have to agree

jono2912, Feb 4, 11:18am
Chewing gum is a good temp repair, sets hard when in contact with petrol, or at least it used to!

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