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Old 08-15-2007, 03:23 PM
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fuel leak?

Hey guys, I've been noticing that my fuel tank is wet with diesel. It's not so bad that its dripping off but it is wet. I was wondering if this is just a normal thing, like an overflow or something. Or should I pull the tank and figure out where the fuel is coming from. If I have to pull the tank, is there any other things I should do at the same time?
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:30 PM
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Is this all the time or only after filling?

Worst case scenario - i've actually got a 2nd tank that I got for $25 that i'm not using - but let's try and see what's up with yours first
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:34 PM
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Could be the hose clamps are loose?
 
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:03 PM
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Any update of this issue deemac?
 
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:01 AM
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I'm not sure if it leaks all the time, its wet all the time but diesel really doesnt evaporate. Sorry for not replying, i've been really busy with work and family.
 
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:50 AM
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Do us a favor:

1. Update your profile - that way we know where you are located
2. Get a glass cleaner that foams and clean off your tank - that will also make it dry

Once your tank is dry, then you can tell if it leaks constantly, or only at fill-ups

Also, does the leak appear to be coming from the front or rear of the tank? Maybe the middle? more on the inside than the outside of the tank?

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Old 08-17-2007, 08:43 AM
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You are going to need to put dye in it or something because either your hoses are leaking or the large O-ring seal is leaking or your tank is cracked.
 
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Where would you be able to pickup some dye for diesel? and would you need to worry about getting dipped?
 
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NAPA or many auto parts stores.
 
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Good to know. I'm assuming that it tests differently than the dye used in farm/off-road diesel?
 
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I would say so.
 
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I'd guess it's the hose clamp on the fill tube somewhere.
 
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I'd guess it's the hose clamp on the fill tube somewhere.
We can sure hope that's it but even if it's a cracked tank, I've got a spare one I wouldn't mind getting out of the shed! That or it's a perfect reason to step up to the 55gal AeroTank replacement unit!!!
 
 
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