Fuel Tank Leak

Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:31 pm

:oops: I need your help again. I looked in Rudi's info and went back thru the postings, but I cannot find the info I thought I'd seen here before. I have a leak at the base of the fuel tank, where the sediment bowl unit threads into the tank. Any suggestions please? Thanks again, Bob

Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:43 pm

If the leak is at the threads, try some fuel resistant teflon tape on the threads. Should be available at any good auto parts store.

Sun Mar 14, 2004 4:26 pm

Thanks BigDog. I will try that tomorrow. Bob

Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:23 pm

Bob, one thing to be careful of using teflon tape, is be sure you don't let a corner get over the fuel inlet, or a little piece tear loose that can go down the fuel system. I'v gotten to where I use teflon paste a lot of the time. You can get it at most hardware or plumbing supply stores. Many auto parts stores also carry it.

Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:09 pm

Hi Bob

I got some thread sealant in a tube at napa. The package reads napa /permetex thread sealant. It is high performance automotive grade. The tube is green and reads Loctite industrial grade pipe sealant with teflon #565. The tube is 1.69 FL. OZ. In big letters on the tube it reads PST. Paul K. in N.H.

Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:41 pm

John and Paul, thanks for the advice and suggestions. I will be visiting the NAPA store tomorrow. I knew I could count on this site for good help. Bob :D

Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:27 pm

Paul K. in N.H., I got the thread sealant at NAPA today and it worked just fine. Thanks for the advice. Bob Hawley :)

Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:06 pm

Hi Bob

I am glad it worked out, an auto mechanic recomended it to me. I am glad I could help out a little on here. Paul K. in N.H.

Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:16 am

Hi Bob,

I am glad to see the paste worked for you. Just a reminder for future use
should you ever need it: you may want to visit the POR15.com site for
tank sealer. They say it will seal up small pinhole cracks rusted out
areas, etc.

I have used it on solid non-leaking tanks and it is great.