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F4 leaking fuel

My 2000 MV developed a fuel leak under the tank. No problem I thought, it will be the connectors or fuel line. removed the tank to find a small hole in the bottom of the tank. Cant believe it!!
Anyone got a 2nd hand tank for sale, preferably red?
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That seems a bit strange....and very unlucky
PM CAG he'll definitely have what you're looking for, and most likely in red as well.

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You could get it welded, a lot cheaper than replacing. Plus its underneath, so it wont be visible. But be sure there is NO fuel in the tank. Any muffler shop can weld it.

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like Joe said....get it welded, Tig the preferred method....wrecks less paint

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Thanks for the advise. Took the tank to a radiator place, they will weld it. They will also line the inside of the tank with a product called Red-Kote, which will seal any pin holes that may be forming. The lining will also prevent the tank from rusting inside. I was amazed at how much rust was present in the tank, promptly bought a new fuel filter.
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Wow.. I've never seen that before..

If its on the underside, you could get away with sealing it with Chemical Metal Weld ( glue that isn't effected by fuel and can be used on tanks to stop leaks).. This would prevent you from having to repaint the tank ..

I have 2 brand new Red F4 fuel tanks in my spares stock, but shipping wouldn't be cheap to where your located..

Try the Chemical Metal Weld first as that is only going to cost you about 6 for a tube, and if that doesn't work, then try normal welding as already suggested..

Good luck Dude.

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The tanks are made up of a number of parts and they RUST along the welded seams coz there is always moisture in the tank from the petrol storage tanks in the servo's, condensation etc.

Not good for an expensive machine - it would pay everyone to look inside their tank to see if the rust process has started.

My 04 had signs of it when I replaced the fuel pump (due to water getting in!!!)

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The tanks are made up of a number of parts and they RUST along the welded seams coz there is always moisture in the tank from the petrol storage tanks in the servo's, condensation etc.

Not good for an expensive machine - it would pay everyone to look inside their tank to see if the rust process has started.

My 04 had signs of it when I replace the fuel pump (due to water getting in!!!)
+1 and Ethanol only makes things worse!

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