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Although it may seem alarming, most tanks can be repaired with minimal effort. Before you are able to make repairs, access the tank, find the source of the leak, and then clean the area around it. For a simple but efficient fix, cover the leak with epoxy putty.
Seal Plastic Gas Tank with Epoxy Glue

Sand the area around the hole or crack, and clean the area with a shop cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol. Mix the 2 part epoxy together and apply all around the perimeter of the opening.

Plastic fuel tanks cannot be repaired once they`ve started to deteriorate. Checking your tank regularly so you can notice the signs of a fault early on is key to avoiding a spillage.
JB Weld TankWeld kit is the perfect repair kit for your broken fuel tank. The bond is petroleum resistant. It is great for stopping leaks with no welding required!
The drill, the drill bit, or even static electricity could spark an explosion. “It`s just extraordinarily dangerous for the person stealing the gas for a very low return,” Allred said. The loss of the gas is the least of the company`s problems.
Bond strength is not affected by temperature variations between 112º and 212º F, nor is it affected by products such as gasoline, propane, light oils, alcohol or Benzene. Loctite Super Glue will generally set within seconds and maximum cure (strength) is reached in about 14 hours.
JB Weld Steel Stik is easy to use, and because it is in a putty form, it is stable in your glovebox for emergency repairs too. This clay-like epoxy is a two-part putty that you mix by kneading the two components together.
Permatex`s Thread Sealant with PTFE is an economical general-purpose fitting sealant. Permatex`s Thread Sealant outperforms traditional tapes and pipe dopes, it seals and resists pressure in air, oil, diesel fuel and hydraulic systems.
The best way to fix a hole in a poly water tank is with the use of a professional plastic extrusion welder. With a plastic extrusion welder, you inject molten polymer rod into the hole via a bull-nose tip (part of the machine). Once cool and dry, cut the protruding bit with a knife and smooth out.
The job of fixing or replacing your damaged gas tank can cost anywhere from $150 to $1,500. A gas tank can leak for one of two reasons: Corrosion is the natural way leaks develop in gas tanks as the edges become worn.
The good news is that YES YOU CAN, repair a polypropylene gas tank.
The best way to fix a hole in a poly water tank is with the use of a professional plastic extrusion welder. With a plastic extrusion welder, you inject molten polymer rod into the hole via a bull-nose tip (part of the machine). Once cool and dry, cut the protruding bit with a knife and smooth out.

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I have a husqvarna 323L string trimmer. I stored it after running the tank & carb dry for about two years. I fueled it, then started it, & it ran for a minute then died like I turned the switch off. Since it would not restart, I found the fuel filter had broken off the hardened fuel line & it sucked gummy crap out of the tank & into the carb. Failing at cleaning the carb, I finally put a new carb on it & replaced the pump, hoses & filter. It has ran good till this year. I winterized it with stabilizer & left it with a full tank over the winter. The gas in the tank was gone when I got ready to use it this year. I filled the tank with premix, checked for leaks, then started it. It would run fine for about half a tank, start idling poorly (lean) then cutoff & refuse to restart till I refilled the tank. I finally found the tank had cracks & was letting pressure out of the tank & apparently this was causing the carb to lose it’s ability to siphon gas out of the tank. So I replaced the tank which came with new hoses & a filter, which I properly installed to the carb. It cranked right up, but when it runs a half tank, the carb quits sucking gas out of the tank. When I pump to prime the carb, it moves the fuel into the carb, but the pump never gets hard like it does when I prime the carb when the motor is cold. I have to keep refilling the tank, prime, & then it starts & runs until the tank gets about half empty. The new fuel filter is down in the gas tank properly, but It will not run after it shuts off until I refill the tank & prime. I’m baffled. New tank, new hoses, new filter, new carb, & I can find no leaks in the fuel system. It runs strong. The 323L is a two-stroke & it always cranks on the second pull from cold on a full tank. Any ideas?
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Fuel lione and filter came off in the tank – Stihl HT101 Pole pruner
ANSWER : This is a simple repair.
1. Drain tank save fuel can be used again
2.Purchase fuel line replacement kit Lowes -Home Depot
3.Kit needs to contain feed wire and gas hose.
4.Disassemble cover to reveal fuel line connection to carb.
5. Feed wire from kit into fuel tank through fuel line hole.
6. Install new hose over wire connecting end into hook at end of wire
7. Pull hose through tank up to the carburetor
8. Remove wire and connect filter and hose to carburetor
9. Replace gas into tank, Ck for leaks

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Have a craftsman 16″ chain saw 358.360260. Could not initially get it started after it had sat for a couple years with fuel stabilizer in it. When I went to use it the fuel had all evaporated and the fuel pick line was rotted. I replaced that with some difficulty but finally got it on. Saw still wouldn’t start. Replaced the fuel filter. Still wouldn’t start. Pulled the carb apart and cleaned and recleaned everything. Diaphragms were good and I didn’t adjust any of the mixture screws because as I said it ran fine before storage. Non of the carb passages were clogged. Fresh gas 40:1, good spark plug and good spark. Airfilter is good. Engine has maybe about 4 hours of total run time on it. It’s a ZAMA (?) carb. It will run for about 30 seconds when I manually prime it by pouring a small amount of fuel directly though the carb. When I was disassembling the carb the vent hose that goes back into the fuel tank seemed to have a small out of ?substance? in it which I cleaned out. It was right at the end the of the hose that goes back into the fuel tank and not up by the carb. It didn’t appear to be like your typical gummy deposits/varnish though. I hope it wasn?t some type of spongy check valve stuff that is supposed to be in there. That might explain some of my problems. Anyway, I also can not seem to get the primer bulb to fill. When I open the fuel tank, look in side and depress the primer bulb, air bubbles come out of the fuel filter. But when I let the bulb reexpand there’s no fuel that gets sucked up the hose. I can however seem to fill the primer bulb when the fuel tank is full and the chainsaw is laying on it?s pull cord side and the bulb is depressed a bunch of times. The saw will also start and run again for about 15 seconds then die. It’s definitely not getting/fuel and probably running out . Thanks.
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I know this is a pretty old thread. But I have a 2004 Husqvarna 359 and it does the same thing. Has anyone found the cause of the problem yet. It seems to die from lack of fuel or too lean of a mixture only when the saw is hot. I have : removed the cylinder and found it to be scored very bad, i replaced the cylinder and piston, replaced the fuel filter, removed the carb and checked for debris, new spark plug, new air filter, changed fuel to a 32:1 just to see, all to no avail. I dont know how to test the ignition module, and I dont know if there is a way to test the cranck shaft seals. If any one can give me advise from here it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Brian in Spokane Wa.
ANSWER : I didn’t want to close the thread in case someone else had some ideas. We can still discuss this problem. Enter any clarification or additional information below the advertisements. HTH
Lou
Hoped Dolf would chime in.

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The fuel lines have rotted out of the edger gas tank. How do I fix or do I need to replace entire tank with new fuel lines?Since there are no male fuel line connections exiting the fuel tank and just two holes where the lines were, I guess I need to replace the entire tank and get a new one with lines already attached. Thanks.
ANSWER : No you can buy replacement fuel line but you must reconnect the filter in the tank that line goes to the bottom of the carby then out the top of the carby to the inlet on the primer then out of the primer and back to the tank.

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Gas tank leaking
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1999 ford expiodition
ANSWER : Use a pressure gauge to check pressure at the rail. Change fuel filter. Replace fuel pump if needed.

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Why will my1994 bravada not start?
ANSWER : Very possible your new pump went out again, or was not installed correctly. Check fuel pressure. If you know electrical you can jumper the relay to run the pump. On some GM models I have seen a test wire for the pump underhood.

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