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$*&% fuel tank leaking should I just toss it?
My fuel tank has something against me. Had a bunch of algae in my tank which stopped my engines last month. So I installed an inspection port ($130) + new pickup ($30) into this freaking tank Sunday, followed that by spending 2 days in the locker cleaning it and all my fuel hoses out. Everything was looking great, hooked it back up yesterday, filled her full of clean gas-station diesel + biobor +startron. Look this morning AND THE THING IS LEAKING now through I guess a weld or a pinhole leak on the bottom I can't see any cracks but drip is there. Like 2 drips a minute ... for now.
This is a 30 year old 20 gallon aluminum tank. Of course I cannot remove (or install a new tank of same size) unless I remove the engine. I'm thinking about either trying to JBWELD the darn thing (would this work for long?), or cutting it into pieces (which at this point I would enjoy) and just installing a new tank small enough to fit into the locker (about 12 gallons). Would suck to lose capacity but what can you do.
1980 S2 9.2A (30') in Anacortes, WA
Aux power 13hp Volvo MD7A
Last edited by FishFinder; 07-22-2009 at 11:29 PM.