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



I've opened up a tank before and been greeted by a baffle floating around attached to a square of fibreglass no longer stuck to the base of the tank.

Martin

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From: Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx>
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Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 10:14:19 
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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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