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Post by Admin on Sat Dec 31 2016, 18:12

Hi all,

What do you use for sealing a fuel tank? I've a tank with pin prick holes in it and I just want to seal it without welding it up.

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Post by 1945ruston on Sat Dec 31 2016, 20:50

I've used Petropatch putty or the liquid version a couple of times and found it to be quite successful

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Post by rich07961 on Sat Dec 31 2016, 21:18

Hi Rab, have used POR 15 fuel tank sealer on quite a few tanks you can get as a kit, just need to follow the instructions to the letter.

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Post by Admin on Sun Jan 01 2017, 21:48

Thanks for that guys, I've got 3 tanks to seal so that's great.

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Post by fowlerfan on Sun Jan 15 2017, 15:34

FROST do a good kit for motorbikes that usually does a few stationary engine tanks. Preparation is key with this stuff and getting the tank absolutely dry after rinsing is a must. Cheers Dave
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Post by Admin on Tue Jan 17 2017, 22:33

Thanks to all for there help, will let you know how I get on.

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Post by Locknut on Wed Jan 18 2017, 08:27

Hi Paul,
I have used Petropatch - a kind of putty stuff - very successfully.I have also soldered small holes with success.As with all this preparation is key ie making sure that the surfaces are clean and grease/oil free.
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Post by Sparkieb on Fri Nov 02 2018, 09:24

POR 15 is good

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Post by Robotstar5 on Mon Nov 12 2018, 22:03

Would one of the POR 15 kits work on this? Very Happy

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Post by Sparkieb on Mon Nov 12 2018, 22:14

Cosmic intervention needed there i think

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Post by Woodsman on Tue Nov 13 2018, 09:20

I believe I've seen that engine before. Wink
I have some tanks if needed.

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Post by chiefy on Tue Nov 13 2018, 10:44

Hi Robostar5,
If Por15 works on that it must be b....y good stuff, What model villiers is it.
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Post by Robotstar5 on Tue Nov 13 2018, 19:59

Woodsman wrote:I believe I've seen that engine before. Wink
I have some tanks if needed.

Thanks for the offer, I already have a spare tank from Phillip (air-cooled)

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Post by Robotstar5 on Tue Nov 13 2018, 20:01

chiefy wrote:Hi Robostar5,
If Por15 works on that it must be b....y good stuff, What model villiers is it.
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Post by chiefy on Wed Nov 14 2018, 10:20

Hi Robostar5,
So its a mk 10 then looked a bit bigger on the photo,i have a few they are 2x25s,2x20s and a mk 11 hopper cooled,a 100cc BSA and a BSA 15 volt 300 watt generator, i like the viiliers and also the bsa they are robust engines,hope you get a tank for yours.
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Post by Robotstar5 on Wed Nov 14 2018, 16:01

chiefy wrote:Hi Robostar5,
So its a mk 10 then looked a bit bigger on the photo,i have a few they are 2x25s,2x20s and a mk 11 hopper cooled,a 100cc BSA and a BSA 15 volt 300 watt generator, i like the viiliers and also the bsa they are robust engines,hope you get a tank for yours.
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Post by Woodsman on Wed Nov 14 2018, 16:47

Me too - love little air cooled engines. Just the job when you don't have access (and skills) to a machine shop.

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Post by chiefy on Thu Nov 15 2018, 11:34

Hi Robostar5,
You obviously love the villiers engines me too, as Paul (woodsman) says access is a problem with bigger engines and of course the weight!!! my WX11 which is on a cast bed plate with a John Cherry pump and mounted on wheels is very heavy so i can no longer handle it, and of course you then have transport issues i now run a Citreon Berlingo car so tat makes it a no no, enjoy your engines guys.
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Post by wristpin on Tue Nov 20 2018, 22:51

When I had the business and oxy/acetylene I would braze steel tanks , now I solder them. Sometimes with a big old Rawlplug electric iron that takes an age to heat up and other times with a Rothenburger Mapp gas burner. Cleanliness and the correct flux are essential.
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Post by chiefy on Wed Nov 21 2018, 11:46

[quote="wristpin"]When I had the business and oxy/acetylene  I would braze steel tanks , now I solder them. Sometimes with a big old Rawlplug electric iron that takes an age to heat up and other times with a Rothenburger Mapp gas burner.  Cleanliness and th
e correct flux are essential. [/quote
I agree soldering is a good way to save a tank just make sure that there is no residue of fuel although in this case there is no danger.
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