Deisal Fuel tank leaking

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:59
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I have just found that my Hilux deisel main fuel tank is leaking. What can i do, once i've found the leak, to plug it up for a quick fix? Need help!
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Reply By: Rockape - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 12:20

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 12:20
Geoff,
you have 2 choices.

One is to drain the tank, remove it and have it welded. Nearly all welders will not weld it on the vehicle now days.

The other method is to use Selleys Kneadit. Most hardware stores carry it.

I have repaired mine that way and have had no problems to date. I sanded and cleaned a small area and used shellite to remove the diesel. Then I placed a small patch over the crack. After it had set I sanded a larger area then cleaned and patched.

Here is a photo of the patch.

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Follow Up By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 13:32

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 13:32
Rockape has the right of it. I have done both of what he suggests and they work.

One fuel tank plugged with kneadit and lasted years until I sold the car. One I had taken out and rewelded. And another (wifes car) the tank had rusted out from previous owner and we replaced the tank. Had to hunt around as prices where a lot different.

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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 17:06

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 17:06
i second the knead-it, used it on boats as well, Their is different ones for metal or plastic good luck.
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Reply By: Shaker - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 12:22

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 12:22
Are you in the middle of a city or the Outback??

If you are near a parts store you can buy epoxy based products designed for quick temporary fuel tank repairs.
As far as a permanent repair, you didn't mention if the tank is steel or plastic. The best repair would most likely be replacement, either new or secondhand.

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Reply By: Geoff in SA - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 17:26

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 17:26
makes mental note to oneself

Go Get Some Kneadit for spares box.

thankz

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Follow Up By: Member - Anthony W Adelaide - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:20

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:20
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Reply By: desray (WA - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:53

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:53
soap works well if you are miles from anywhere . Scrape a bar of soap so you have a handful of shavings mix a little water to make a thick paste and push it on the tank. Stops petrol or Diesel leaks .
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