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Old 09-04-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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punctured gas tank

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

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:34 AM   #2
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buy one from the wreckers... they're a cheap and easy replacement

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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And put a Savvy skid under the new one to avoid a reoccurrence....
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:48 AM   #4
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For an emergency trail repair, common bar soap can be used to plug a minor gas tank puncture. Sealing plastic permanently is tricky at best though, I'd do what DevilDogDoc suggests.
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Where in NM are you located?
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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Santa Fe. We were in the Pecos Wilderness. I actually repaired it and its held fine so far.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:16 PM   #7
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Check out car-part.com and buy a junker one. I saw ya fixed it but just in case the fix doesn't work.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:21 PM   #8
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definitely replace it.

Can also call daveysjeeps.com and see what he'd charge for one. I've bought from him before and he was quick to ship, and prices are decent.

If the junkyards up there are anything like they are here you won't find a TJ in a junkyard.

I'll also second the recommendation for an aftermarket skid. There are a bunch of them, so you have lots of choices.
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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 thought it was because Jeep drivers are just superior to those in Explorers and the such?

Never thought about it really, just know that local junkyards have nothing for any of my cars.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:43 PM   #11
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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.
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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.
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i live in New Mexico! Ever been to the Chile Challenge down by Las Cruces?
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If you can't replace it, roofing tar (in a caulking tube) can be a long term temporary solution.
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I'd put a stainless sheetmetal screw and large washer with a good sealer as long as it is a hole and not a gash.

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