I am attempting to put a leaf blower in use after it sat unused by my
mother-in-law. I had to buy new fuel line and a new fuel filter. The new
fuel line has a thicker outside diameter, so I had to enlarge the 2 holes
into the fuel tank (1 supply, 1 return drain from carberator). The rubber
fuel line fits tightly through the plastic fuel tank, but I think I should
seal between the rubber line and edge of the plastic tank opening with some
kind of sealant. I have lots of caulk laying around, but won't acrylic or
silicone caulk be quickly eaten through/dissolved by the unleaded gasoline?
What are my options and best choice to apply where the fuel line enters the
Thanks in advance!
ive used deavcon plastic steel putty to repair plastic and metal gas
tanks with success. my own,not others. sounds like you might have a
homelight, they have a special sized line you could have got at dealer.
but i used an awl to open the tank holes slightly and used tygon fuel
line and didnt need sealer.mower shops have tygon also. an old trick to
get the line in the tank is to split 6 inches of the line down the
middle and feed it thru then pull it with some needle nose. lucas
This is Turtle.
I have used J.B. Weld / Epoxie Glue on gas tanks for 20 years and holds
for every. I had a old car that a shock got loose on the back and
knocked a hole in the gas tank. the hole was about 1/4" wide and about
4" long. i run the gas level down way below the hole and let the gas
drain down over nite. i then the next morning i cleaned it and put the
epoxie on it and waited till that nite to refill the gas tank. I
refilled it and drove it for 4 years and sold it but it never leaked a
just get the gas level down to not let the gas come out and the epoxie
will bond and hold it.
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