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Old 31 December 2013, 08:11   #1
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Fuel Tank Repair

I have a 30l fuel tank that leaks around the level sight glass. I have tried gluing it in but the glue breaks down eventually. Any suggestions on how I can seal it up. Unfortunately when I screw it in fully and tighten it up it jumps back up a thread. I was tempted to throw it away and buy a new one. I have a 30l hulk which is essentially the same and there are no leaks.

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Old 31 December 2013, 08:21   #2
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have you tried silicone mastic, there are some which are resilient to petrol, maybe worth a try
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Thanks Chris I will have a look a silicone I should have thought about that. Happy New Year to you for 2014 - and hope that it comes with good health!

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If you struggle to find a silicone to work then you could try instant gasket.
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Thanks Chris I will have a look a silicone I should have thought about that. Happy New Year to you for 2014 - and hope that it comes with good health!

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hi Nick, happy New Year to you all, hope to see you about at some point, I'm picking up slowly following the op, looking forward to next season
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If the tank is polyethylene you might find that some things just won't stick to it, so don't be unduly disappointed if silicones or other adhesives/sealants don't work.
Try a google 'gluing polyethylene' some interesting ideas come up.
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