best product to patch fuel tank?

eg2505

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Fuel pump seal, what a guess :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
lets see now, when I fill up,
and I never do that rocking thing, always fill to autostop, never more,
lets see this time if it leaks again,
hopefully not, as dropping the tank is quite expensive.
 

dablakmark8

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i remember a few years back i was involved in a bike accident on my way to the swallows rally.My tank was leaking and i needed a quick fix,I called one of my buddies and he provided me with road side assistance .We took tank off and used Qbond.sprinkle that on and used superglue and the reaction instantaneous.It hardened and no leak,This lasted for months.I eventually sold the bike with this on and resprayed the tank.It really works great
 

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One can use baking powder and any normal cyanoacrylate glue as well, and it might be a bit cheaper and more readily available as QBond in an emergency.
 

eg2505

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One can use baking powder and any normal cyanoacrylate glue as well, and it might be a bit cheaper and more readily available as QBond in an emergency.
but next to petrol? is it effective?
or should you drain the tank first and then do it?
 

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ok, so Mechanic checked everything, on the diagram above, tightened the circular plastic thing (31152) with a chisel and hammer
saw a bit of fuel residue there, said see how that goes, and let me know.

hopefully its something as simple as that, and not something bigger.
did confirm my tank is made of steel, not plastic as I initially thought,

hopefully no need to drop the tank and the whole malarkey if it starts leaking again.
I think you better find a new mechanic....
 

eg2505

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I think you better find a new mechanic....
lets see what happens if it starts leaking again,
as yes previously they did remove my fuel pump when they changed its filter.
could be it wasnt sealed up properly, 100% agree,

lets see next time I refuel, if it starts leaking again.
 

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did confirm my tank is made of steel, not plastic as I initially thought,
Oh, that's great. If it starts leaking again you can simply weld it. No need to drain it, the petrol dripping onto the weld will act like a sort of liquid flux and make a nice neat seam weld.
 

eg2505

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Oh, that's great. If it starts leaking again you can simply weld it. No need to drain it, the petrol dripping onto the weld will act like a sort of liquid flux and make a nice neat seam weld.
along with this, and teleportation back to the Alien Mothership that made a mistake dropping me off on Earth.

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