Leaking Tank

Old 12-11-07, 07:50 PM
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Leaking Tank

My father became ill about 18 months ago and quit driving his old '80s Merc. He recently died and we wish to sell it as my mother does not need this additional vehicle. During it's inactivity, it has developed a pin-hole leak in the gas tank. Is there an epoxy which can reliably seal the hole?
Old 12-12-07, 04:37 AM
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They do sell it but I would consider it temporary. Probably wont get much for an 80's Merc. Have you considered just donating it to a charity and writing it off on your taxes ?

If I did patch it and sell it morals would force me to let the potential buyer know about the patch. It would only be a matter of time before another hole developes.
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It would be a better fix to replace it with a salvage yard tank. If you do, pressure check that tank to avoid another leaker.

If you do decide to repair what you have, JB Weld makes a repair Epoxy for fuel tanks. They advertise it can repair it wet.

Hope this helps,


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