1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

gas tank sealing question

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by woodsfj40, May 8, 2003.

  1. woodsfj40

    woodsfj40

    Messages:
    1,000
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    I just got started tonight taking the tranny and transfer case out of my 1968 FJ-40 so I can replace the clutch and convert over to manual shift (thanks again Stew) and I noticed that my gas tank has a very small leak. I have noticed a gas smell in the past and even though there has never been a puddle of gas, I see on the floor of the cruiser where the leak is.

    I guess it is time to take the tank down to a radiator shop and have it cleaned out and sealed. Is there anything special that I need to tell them about what I am assuming is a tube inside the tank that draws the gas out? &nbsp:Do they just send a puff of air through it when they are done to make sure that it is not sealed also?
     
  2. Pin_Head

    Pin_Head

    Messages:
    13,752
    Likes Received:
    1,321
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Location:
    OC, CA
    Radiator shops know what to do with it. They (should) boil it out, braze up the holes, seal it, paint it and pressure test it. My radiator guy charges $50 for a walk in job.
     
  3. Eternal

    Eternal

    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    I just threw on the fiberglass and resin cost $4 and was out and in in 2 hours no problem since. But thats just cheap ass me.

    Eternal-savin a penny