Out wheeling in the New Mexico mountains today my gas tank was punctured by who knows what. one in a million shot with something making it through the weep holes in the tank shroud. Any ideas on how to repair it? Made it back to town and ran the tank empty dropped it and ready to repair it. Tried epoxy and fiberglass. When I put the tank back in it's position it started to leak again. BTW, its a poly tank
I've had the opinion for years that places like Davey's Jeeps buy up all the Jeeps they can find from other wrecking yards so they can keep Jeep part prices skyhigh like they are. That's why Wranglers and especially TJs seem to never be found in standard junkyards.
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I wouldn't recomment patches or anything. Seems silly to me. I've had more than one vehicle with patches on the tanks and it never worked. Eventually they all started to leak.
There is a shop just outside of Milwaukee that sells replacement gas tanks, radiators, intercoolers, and plenty of other things. I got a 19 gallon steel tank from them for my 1992 Ford F150, it was less than $80. If you have a shop similar to them near you, I strongly suggest looking into a replacement.
When I was much younger I remember that my dad and many of his friends kept a bar of Phells Naptha (sp) soap in their vehicles because they were always driving in the woods while going hunting or fishing. It came in handy when they put a hole in their tank.