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PostSubject: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 30th 2013, 11:25 pm

Sears LT1000, about half way up near the mount. Seal All says its reisitant, any other ideas?

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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 6:01 am

Might just need a new tank lol
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 7:56 am

Seal all will work, just gooey. If you can get it to covor the crack it will most likly not come off, and it works, used some on a demo car gas tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 8:24 am

there are a few sealants out there, they all would work. however, they reccomend getting all the rust off... you might be able to JB weld it from the outside
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 8:29 am

This must be a common thing. Redneckcomputergeek on youtube (maine mud mower here) cracked his tank on the halfway mark too. A new take would be better, plastic not old and brittle.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 8:34 am

it happens with them old steel tanks.. a new plastic would be the way to go, but as a temporary fix is JB weld or something like that. if you need to build up funds or something
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 8:46 am

Mabe some rubber spacers as vibration dampiners? Not shure if it would help.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 10:19 am

JB might work, but as a temp. I would suggest getting a new/ used plastic tank as well.


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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 3:52 pm

I've had problems with these 2 piece gas tanks leaking to. I bought some "gas tank glue'' from home depot. It slowed the drip down but didn't stop it. The lt1000 tanks go on ebay for like 22-30 dollars shipped i think.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 4:11 pm

redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Mabe some rubber spacers as vibration dampiners? Not shure if it would help.
i like that idea, it probably would work too. kinda like engine mounts
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 6:15 pm

Looks like there was supposed to be some rubber under the mounts........I can see where they are bent down and thats not good for plastic! Could have caused the crack. Does anyone know if the factory had them mounted like that w/rubber? GP
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 10:35 pm

If its steel, weld or braze it.. if its plastic, buy a plastic welder and some filler rods.
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 10:42 pm

TroyBilt Pony wrote:
If its steel, weld or braze it.. if its plastic, buy a plastic welder and some filler rods.
you do realize gasoline is explosive, right? that being said, id highly reccomend staying away from arc's or flame.. hence why i said JB weld as a temp
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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeOctober 31st 2013, 10:46 pm

What Willis said, unless you take it off the tractor and fill it with water first.


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PostSubject: Re: Help, small gas tank leak   Help, small gas tank leak Icon_minitimeNovember 1st 2013, 1:10 pm

It takes 5 minute to remove and flush out a gas tank..
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