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Old 06-28-2019, 05:26 PM
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Default Leaky Gas Tank

My Craftsman high wheel trimmer gas tank started leaking a few months back. Tore it down and found the tank is a two piece heat sealed top and bottom. Leaking at the seal area. Cleaned it up and scoured with scotchbrite. Taped of the area to minimize excessive adhesive, then slathered on a layer of black silicone. Takes 24 hours for cure so reassemble tomorrow.
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I am a fan of epoxy for those repairs, if the silicone does not work I would
suggest an epoxy, the longer the cure time the more cross linking in the
polymer, the more cross linking the better the resistance to solvents, like
gasoline.
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:31 PM
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I am a fan of epoxy for those repairs, if the silicone does not work I would
suggest an epoxy, the longer the cure time the more cross linking in the
polymer, the more cross linking the better the resistance to solvents, like
gasoline.
The stuff I used says fuel resistant. It also says 24 hr cure. Did a water test and no leaks. Put it all back together this morning. I do not have to use it right away so letting it cure for 3-4 days before gassing it up.
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Fueled it up and no drips, runs or errors. Changed out the air filter and pre filter too.
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Glad you got it up and going again!
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Glad you got it up and going again!
Gonna pull the spark plug and wire brush or replace and do an oil change while I am at it.
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