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Old 04-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Gas tank leak

As posted before, my plastic gas tank has a slit in it that gas would leak out. Tried 4 different gas tank repair products & nothing would stick to it. Ended up with a big gob patch on it that popped right off with a putty knife. Bought a plastic welding kit at Harbor Freight for $15 plus the additional 50 plastic rod kit for $6. I used the green rods for PP plastic & kept working into the crack. Very easy to use this kit. When I first patched it, several hours latter the gas was still seeping a little. I kept melting the plastic & used another PP rod until the seeping stopped. Crazy to use heat right on seeping gas but I always take chances, gotten me in trouble before though. So far, after several days, no leak.
Speaking of taking chances, last weekend I rode my 4 wheeler through a creek in the woods & flipped the thing. I fell off on my back & got pretty muddy but the 4 wheeler landed sideways & lodged in a tree. Thank goodness didn't land on me. Was able to right it, get it started, & ride home. Crazy for a 62 year old

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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You're a madman! Last fall, I was riding my Quad up in the Sierras near the PCT when I decided to take off my helmet and have myself a cold soda pop, while riding. Hit a big gully, handlebars flew out of my hand and rolled the whole shebang over on top of me. Just a few scrapes.

Not sure I am crazy enough to use a plastic welder on a tank full of gas, though!

But I am going to remember the tip just in case I ever have to do that.

Cheers, Cubano.
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