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Old 06-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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Power Gear Hydraulic fluid tank

Just discovered two pin holes in the bottom of my Power Gear hydraulic fluid tank (2003 American Tradition). Has anyone replaced their tank or had it brazed maybe? Any suggestions on where to buy a tank other than the pricey Power Gear parts? Many thanks for any help.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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No experience, but I would go the fix it route. I would think using JB Weld would do a fine job since these tanks aren't pressurized. Power Gear has the parts locked down, you can only get them from an authorized dealer.
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No experience, but I would go the fix it route. I would think using JB Weld would do a fine job since these tanks aren't pressurized. Power Gear has the parts locked down, you can only get them from an authorized dealer.
That's what I would try first
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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Ebay has had quite a few Power Gear parts listed, but agree on the JB Weld. Drain, clean and sand apply JB Weld, and paint when dry. They also have a quick dry and it does speed up the process. Good luck.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #5
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Had this same problem a couple years ago. Easy to remove tank, empty and clean leaking area with a solvent. JB Weld is a great product and is easy to work with. Use a brace at the back of the tank when reinstalling and strap tank to it so it cannot move up or down while driving. This should be a permanent fix. Good luck.
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I also like JB weld. I had an oil line going to the remote oil filter on a SUV that rubbed against the holding bracket and rubbed a hole in it. I cleaned it with carb cleaner sanded to rough it up and then used JB weld. That was just going to be a temporary fix while I got the new line. The truck ran about 60 psi pressure through that line. The fix worked so well I never replaced the line. Drove it for three years until my son totaled that vehicle.

If it is not a metal tank you are fixing the Auto Parts stores sell epoxy that is made for fixing plastic tanks. I had a leak on my plastic gas tank for my diesel tractor. ( stupid idea of using plastic tank but that is what they do) I drained the tank cleaned the plastic and put the epoxy in place. I have been using that for two years now without a leak.
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Many thanks to all for your help - greatly appreciated. Off to get a little more JB Weld. :-))
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If it is larger than pinhole, use a screw along with the jb weld to permanently seal.
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