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Old May 21st, 2016, 07:28 PM
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Tank Fixable?

I removed my tank today and noticed the return pipe was loose...possibly broke off whilst removing it. Is this fixable or would it be cheaper to source another one? The steel seems fairly thin to weld, but I guess it was welded to begin with. I'm open to suggested fixes.



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Old May 21st, 2016, 07:53 PM
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Being a cheap ass, I'd probably sand and jb weld that
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Being a cheap ass, I'd probably sand and jb weld that
Ole JB crossed my mind too. May have some in the garage so super cheap fix. I just want it to hold for a few years if possible. It was a new tank but has been sitting for a few years...cheapo aftermarket sh!t
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If that tank has been empty for years, and you have it off the truck maybe just get it tigged?
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Yep, TIG would do nicely. I would however flush the empty tank with tons of water to rid of any fuel residue prior to TIG.
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Being a boat guy I vote for pulling it and replace with a new one. My experience in both a Series truck and a boat that I patched fuel tanks in is that it will shit the bed at the most inopportune time possible. Like being off shore and it's a snotty 5 to 7 feet, blowing like stink and the motor starts to sputter 'cause there is water in the fuel. F that.
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It has about a 1/4 tank of old diesel in it. Not sure if it's good otherwise I would transfer it to my car. Anyone in DFW need some questionable fuel? I'll dump it at the hazmat spot next week and rinse it out reeeeal good like
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Being a boat guy I vote for pulling it and replace with a new one. My experience in both a Series truck and a boat that I patched fuel tanks in is that it will shit the bed at the most inopportune time possible. Like being off shore and it's a snotty 5 to 7 feet, blowing like stink and the motor starts to sputter 'cause there is water in the fuel. F that.

What he said.
It's the fuel tank! It carries fuel that can leak and catch fire, the fuel can get water in it and leave you stranded.
I had a leaking , rusting tank and I replaced with new. That's one less thing to worry about. One step closer to daily driver reliability.
But, I know sometimes I like to save money and go for the quick fix. New fuel tank = $350.00.
Tig weld = very little money. To each his own. That's the beauty of Rover ownership.
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What he said.
It's the fuel tank! It carries fuel that can leak and catch fire, the fuel can get water in it and leave you stranded.
I had a leaking , rusting tank and I replaced with new. That's one less thing to worry about. One step closer to daily driver reliability.
But, I know sometimes I like to save money and go for the quick fix. New fuel tank = $350.00.
Tig weld = very little money. To each his own. That's the beauty of Rover ownership.
i patched my old fuel tank after derusting it and repainting it. going strong now for 5 years now?
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