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Old 04-18-2005, 10:58 AM
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broken bolts on fuel sending unit

Really messed up the old gas tank need some advice.
I have a new Poly gas tank by Tank's. The fuel sending unit uses 5 brass screws to mount it to the tank. I have broken the head off three of the screws, and a little gas (not much) is coming out around the gasket....just enough to have a strong smell. any suggestions on sealing that up?

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Best bet is to get those broken bolts out and use the proper gasket so it will seal properly. If you looking for a lead on some sealer to use, that is the wrong place to fix a leak like you described. Safety first in this area. If necessary pull the tank, drain it and drill the broken bolts out.

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Vince,
The inserts in the tank use a real small fitting for brass screws. I think If I drill them out to retap them I will be cutting into the plastic tank. also the inserts for the screws don't go into the tank so I am afraid to drill a hole into the tank for a bigger bolt.
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I called the manufactuer and they suggested I just turn the sender and drill new holes. Putting a bolt in the backside to act as a stud. Will I be able to tighten a nut down on the bolt like this?
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Can you snap a pic of what you are doing or trying to do?
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watch out for gas vapors when drilling,you may cause a spark ??
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hey the big boys (snap on mac etc...) have a bolt extraction kit that uses reverse slpines as oppsed to the typical bolt extraction methods a pic would help us help you further a gas leak is not something to play with
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Well I called Tank's, and they suggested I just turn the sending unit and redrill new holes in the tank. After drilling the holes mount a flange head bolt through the holes from the backside. This would leave me with 5 studs sticking up to put my sending unit down on. I am going to drain the tank and take it out, and try this.
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You could do as they advise, but getting nuts on the back side and tightening them is going to be next to impossible. Tanks Inc. makes a split ring with threaded holes that allow you to insert it through the fule sending unit hole. After you drill new holes you can use this part to run your screws into.

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