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Old 01-26-2001, 01:17 PM
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Recently, I have noticed a lot of leaked diesel fuel in my trunk and around the filler cap. I removed the thin metal panel behind the fuel tank, fearing that my custom stereo amplifier installation may have punctured the tank. Instead, the factory-installed OKI mobile phone unit (or rather, one of the screws that held it fast to the panel) wore through the tank, and hence the spilt fuel. Has this happened to anyone else here? What's the best compound to patch it with?
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Old 01-26-2001, 05:08 PM
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I tried some of the putty stuff on my MGB which had a crack in the tank at the edge where the sides joined up. Didn't do crap. The stuff would not stick to it because it was wet with fuel.

Tried the same stuff to try to fix a water leak on a hose fixture, and the water pressure sent that stuff flying.

Had the gas tank in the MG replaced as welding was not safe to do unless I had him drain it, dry it, weld it, etc etc. Was easier just to replace the tank and I had more peace of mind.

I have seen many stereo shops drill holes in people's gas tanks when mounting amplifiers etc, without realizing that they did that.

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Since it's diesel & not gas, a patch job should work. Have fuel level below leak area, clean area with solvent. I would try JB-WELD(24 hr epoxy) on it. Think that I would also run sheet metal screw on into the tank with epoxy on the threads first(before patch).
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Old 01-26-2001, 06:09 PM
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Zoonhollis,

Eastwood Company has a "Gas Tank Sealer Kit" for around $35. The kit comes with a "meat wash", oxisolve (etcher), and sealer.

Checkout their site at, http://www.eastwoodco.com/cgi-bin/sgin0101.exe.

Hope this is what you are looking for.

BTW, for anyone who has not used Eastwood products, they are considered one of the top restorer supply houses out there. They have many products that will restore and repair Mercedes parts.

http://www.eastwoodcompany.com
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Old 01-26-2001, 06:24 PM
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Thanks to all replies. I will try the JB-Weld first...
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Years ago, while driving the Alaska Highway in my old Peugeot diesel, a rock put a hole in the fuel tank. Since that was a common occurance owing to the fact it was a gravel road, every shop along the way sold a compound called "Seal All". This stuff reminds me of the old fashioned plastic model airplane cement. ( The kind you can't buy anymore.) According to Alaska Highway legend, it works even on bullet holes up to about .38 caliber when used with a bit of old T-Shirt material. I plugged the hole with it, drove the rest of the way to Alaska and back, which was about 7000 miles. When I got home, I could not locate the site of the hole. I kept the car for another 4 or 5 years. It never did leak again. I have never seen Seal-All in the stores here in the U.S. until just last year, while Christmas shopping, I saw it at a K-Mart automotive dept.
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Old 01-29-2001, 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the tip, Palangi! By the way, I used to live in Weatherford. Not a great many Benzes tooling around in that town...
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To Zoonhollis You are right, there are sure not many Benzes out here on the frontier. Plenty of big Ford and Dodge diesel pickups though.
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