Re: [DML] fuel sending units
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Re: [DML] fuel sending units





Steve,

Please read my post.  It's only cheaper if you aren't paying for labor.

It does work because it's how it was originally done.  Given the thickness of 
the tank, you'd have a hell of a time melting all the way through unless you are 
ridiculously careless.  In either case, your time is all spent cleaning the tank 
rather than making the fix.

Jake




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From: Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thu, May 10, 2012 10:14:28 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] fuel sending units

  
Heating up the stud sounds like it might work but you risk melting a
hole in the tank.

I would fix this with a new stud and a $10 fiberglass kit from
Walmart.  Basically remove the tank (optional), clean it out really
good, cut a hole in a sheet of fiberglass and secure the stud inside
the tank with fiberglass and resin.  Let it dry and continue to secure
it down with several layers of fiberglass and resin.

I patched some holes in my Geo Metro gas tank about a month ago and
its been doing fine.  As long as acetone doesn't get put in the thank
there shouldnt be any issue.

$2 for a stud and $10 for a fiberglass kit is a whole lot cheaper than
a new tank.

-Steve Rice
#16510

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Jake Kamphoefner <jakekamp@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>
>
> Drain the tank, clean it (no fumes), heat up the stud, press it back into the
> tank.
>
> -Seems pretty good to me.  It's easy enough for an owner to do, but with an
> hourly labor rate attached, it's probably cheaper for the owner to just have 
>the
> tank replaced when it's at a DMC shop.
>
> Jake Kamphoefner
> 1063
>
>
 

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