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Hole in Fuel Tank-

What is the stuff to use that diesel fuel won't break down? Hole is in top of tank.

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I've used black RTV.

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Did 24 or 30 gallons leak out?....Ooops, hole in the top!

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I've used black RTV.
I was thinking of a more durable repair?
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Its a plastic tank... you could get a plastic weld kit and melt 'er back together if you want a more "permanent" repair.

Otherwise I'd head to your local auto parts store and get a stick of the two part fuel tank epoxy. I've used it on multiple beater cars to success every time (provided a large piece of the tank doesn't fall in when applying it.

ITW Performance Polymers/1 oz. Magnum Instant Gas Tank Repair (16709) | Fuel Tank and Radiator Epoxy | AutoZone.com

Says metal tanks only, but I've used it on both.

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Its a plastic tank... you could get a plastic weld kit and melt 'er back together if you want a more "permanent" repair.

Otherwise I'd head to your local auto parts store and get a stick of the two part fuel tank epoxy. I've used it on multiple beater cars to success every time (provided a large piece of the tank doesn't fall in when applying it.

ITW Performance Polymers/1 oz. Magnum Instant Gas Tank Repair (16709) | Fuel Tank and Radiator Epoxy | AutoZone.com

Says metal tanks only, but I've used it on both.
What is this plastic weld kit you speak of?
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They are basically a soldering Iron of sorts, with some filler rod.

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Plastic Welding - Harbor Freight Tools

could be yours for the bargain basement price of 16.99

extra filler rod for 4.99

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and make sure your tank vents are working, the only time I've ever seen a plastic tank fail is when the cap fails to vent and it actually cracks the tank.

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Put some permatex on the screw that made the hole and put it back in.
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Put some permatex on the screw that made the hole and put it back in.
It was from a mount plate for a dump body that kinda wobbled on the forklift and well...........
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