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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-20-2008, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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CRAP my tank sprung a leak!!!

CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP!!! Does anyone know for SURE if the POR-15 or Kreem is available through a parts house or are they only something one can get online? I really want it TODAY and not 10 days from now if you know what I mean. Any help would be great.

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NAPA has some stuff that works prety good for patching tanks...depending on where it is leaking from
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It looks to me to be a seam leak (could be mistaken, never had a leaking tank before) Heading out to Napa then. thnx

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I love it.... I popped into NAPA and asked them if they have any type of poor in tank sealant and I got the deer in headlights look, TWICE from two different stores...lol. What a PITA.

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Seems to me if you poured in a tank sealant, it could easily end up sealing your carb and engine up as well. You might have to take the tank off and seal it properly. I agree, what a PITA!

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i was thinking of their epoxy
but a pur in bladder would be better take rick's idea though and remove the tank first...you might also check with some radiator shops in the area..they use the same stuff to fix the tanks on radiators
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Yeah after a while some sealants have been known to break apart and gum up ones carbs. Kreem is one of them but I havent heard any neg. on the POR-15. Oh well, I wound up glopping a bunch of JB weld on the effected area in hopes that might solve my issue for now. When I am ready to repaint I will have it welded up. Unless I find a used tank for cheap.....hint hint nudge nudge...lol

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Yeah after a while some sealants have been known to break apart and gum up ones carbs. Kreem is one of them but I havent heard any neg. on the POR-15. Oh well, I wound up glopping a bunch of JB weld on the effected area in hopes that might solve my issue for now. When I am ready to repaint I will have it welded up. Unless I find a used tank for cheap.....hint hint nudge nudge...lol

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Know you've already done the JB Weld thing and hope it lasts for you. If it starts leaking again you might try NAPA's gas tank repair putty. Just like Magic Putty "as seen on TV" but is grey/black and made for gas tanks (fuel proof, etc.) (actually fool proof as well, which is why it was made for me!). Just knead it and press into place. Hardens in five minutes, cures totally in four hours, and can be used on a wet (w/ fuel) tank. $3.99 per stick is cheap insurance in case it starts leaking again while you're out riding. Not a pretty solution but it sure worked on mine (my leak was underneath inside seam).

Oh...and when you do find a cheap, no-rust, no-dents, used tank, get two and I'll buy one off you. Good luck with that!!!

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Know you've already done the JB Weld thing and hope it lasts for you. If it starts leaking again you might try NAPA's gas tank repair putty. Just like Magic Putty "as seen on TV" but is made for gas tanks (fuel proof, etc.) (actually fool proof as well, which is why it was made for me!). Just knead it and press into place. Hardens in five minutes, cures totally in four hours, and can be used on a wet (w/ fuel) tank. $3.99 per stick is cheap insurance in case it starts leaking again while you're out riding. Not a pretty solution but it sure worked on mine (my leak was underneath inside seam).

Oh...and when you do find a cheap, no-rust, no-dents, used tank, get two and I'll buy one off you. Good luck with that!!!

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Thats the stuff i was thinking of
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