Leaking Gas Tank - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-16-2008, 01:09 PM
Thread Starter
Miner49er's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4
Miner49er is on a distinguished road
Leaking Gas Tank

I have a 1987 YJ Wrangler that started leaking gas awhile back. I finally dropped the tank to find that the seam in the poly tank ( 20 gal) is infact leaking. It's going to take 4 to 6 weeks to get another ordered for about $250.00 plus. Is there anyway to seal up the seams and get the tank back into my rig before hunting season ( two weeks from today??)
Steve F.
Miner49er is offline   Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
Melba Toast

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
Coyote_94YJ's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Montana
Posts: 20,943
Coyote_94YJ is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to Coyote_94YJ Send a message via Yahoo to Coyote_94YJ
Use a lighter to melt the plastic back together. Make sure to do the inside as well as the outside.

I would try some RTV or JB Weld. Clean and rough the area up with sandpaper before you make the patch.

2000 TJ Sport
Coyote_94YJ is offline   Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
h8nagn's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Laurel, MD
Posts: 384
h8nagn is on a distinguished road
I have never tried this on a gas tank myself but a regular bar of soap will stop a leak. I have done this on a 5 gallon plastic gas can; it has something to do with the chemistry of the soap / gas mixture.
Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
-George Carlin
h8nagn is offline   Quote
Old 09-17-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
scrambler1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: vermont
Posts: 486
scrambler1 is on a distinguished road
go to wallmart and in the auto dept. they sell, "seal all" yellow tube, it has been around a long time. clean the area real well with carb clean and put the seal all right to it, it is clear and drys fairly quickly. I keep a tube around for all kinds of things. It should get you by until your new one comes in.
94' wrangler 4 cyl. 5 speed D30/8.8 ARB
82' scrambler 350 TBI/700r4 D30/Currie 9"
07' JK sahara
Whats the deal with the facebook crap?? ->->->->
Grown men should NOT be on Facebook.
scrambler1 is offline   Quote
Old 09-18-2008, 09:28 AM   #5
Hacks off Parts while Lit
whitebuffalo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The Sandhills of South Texas
Posts: 2,290
whitebuffalo is on a distinguished road
jcwhitney has them fairly cheap and quick. thats where i got mine.....
'90 YJ, ford 8.8, SOA, lincoln front, aussie rear, 4.88s, swampers.
whitebuffalo is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gen-right Safari Fuel Tank thedon TJ General Discussion Forum 2 01-02-2009 01:48 PM
Leaking fuel!??! At these prices?!?! White93ARB General Jeep Discussion 20 05-24-2008 03:26 PM
Gas tank issue erickpl TJ Tech Forum 0 10-02-2007 08:02 AM
High capacity gas tank kg4kpg TJ General Discussion Forum 2 03-22-2007 11:11 AM
Air Tank For Sale - $40.00 ironbelle Classifieds Archive 0 12-11-2005 10:18 AM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner