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Old 09-22-2009, 01:57 PM
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help w/ holey gas tank

hi desperately need help with this question i have a hole in my fuel tank how can i get it fixed cheaply and quick????

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Soozie, we need a little more info. What type of vehicle are you dealing with? Is is a large, hole, what size? Is it rusted? Punctured? seam separation?

You may have to buy a new tank. some shops can weld them. JB weld may work on some leaks. Is it a fairly common vehicle? Wrecking yards may be the answer. Those guys should practically give them away, i don't believe they can crush the car with the tank in place. I hope this helps a little. I edited your post for clarity, a lot of folks won't bother with just "help" in the subject line. If you find the time, our search engine will give you many alternatives as to the ones I posted. Dan
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NAPA has a tank repair kit that will work with the tank in the car if it is just a small hole...I have used it with some success..

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The JB Stik works very well for leaky tanks. It's a putty you knead it between your fingers, works best if you slightly wet your finger tips so it wont stick. I've used it several times on an old Toyota truck tank. Make sure you sand the spot on the tank, fresh metal, no oil = clean. Flatten the putty out smooth, have to be fairly quick before it hardens.
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