how should I fix a cracked gas tank??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BryPaulD, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    I have an older Echo srm 140da string trimmer with a cracked gas tank. I was thinking hot melt glue, JB weld, or both even. Any suggestions??
     
  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My suggestion would be to replace the tank...
     
  3. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    Hey, very good. Thank you :) :) My dealer said these tanks are obsolete now, so I can't get a new one.
     
  5. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    well, the hot melt glue thing didn't hold up :( Tank is off and drying out now........again.
     
  6. satch

    satch LawnSite Member
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    jb weld sure is hard to beat.
     
  7. BryPaulD

    BryPaulD LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 392

    do you think it will hold up to the "hotness" of gas.
     
  8. Forest

    Forest LawnSite Member
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    JB Weld should defenitly be sufficient and will hold up to gasoline. Another product you might try would be gas tank repair. It's pretty much the same concept as JB although either one will work fine. Just make sure to clean surface of crack.
     
  9. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
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    On metal it is hard to beat, I have used it a lot. Now on plastic it does not hold up so good (at least not for me).
     

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