View Full Version : Gas Tank Sealer?

06-30-2007, 08:22 PM
The tank on my toyota is made of two 1/2's of stamped steel. The rear seam leaks a little when parked on a incline. Any one know of a good product that would seal this, someting the gas will not eat away at? I would perfer to repair this opposed to buying a new tank. Any input would be Great.

06-30-2007, 09:28 PM
I would use PRC or there was a place in Langley called Leakers that sealed them ofr cheap. I have heard that one of the cheapest places for gas tanks is believe it or not cambodian tire

07-01-2007, 10:33 AM
kev knows of a product i cant remember its name

07-01-2007, 11:45 AM
Soap will seal it. Pertex has a few products to seal it. You could drop it and weld it. I fill them with water drain them let them dry then purge with CO2, Nirogen argon what ever inert gas you have. It may pop but it will only be a little pop, I've weld repaired many tanks that way

07-01-2007, 12:01 PM
JB Weld?

07-01-2007, 06:15 PM
they sell permatex gas tank epoxy at lordco. its a 2 part puddy you mix with your fingers and then smudge it over the leaky area just make sure its clean and dry. it works good.

07-01-2007, 08:26 PM
Thanx for the input Fellas[cheers]

07-02-2007, 08:07 AM
Ah yes....the wisdom of the 2 piece gas tank. ranks right up there with plastic end tanks on a radiator....[16]

I have heard (and it makes sense in a way) that if you typically keep your gas tank less than half full, the seal between the 2 halves eventually dries out and starts to leak. I had an s10 blazer a while back that leaked. looked into all the gas tank sealers, etc but in the end just went with a new tank - gas is expensive and ...umm.. oh yeah, didn't want to burn up my ride when someone flicked a cig under it.

07-02-2007, 02:40 PM
you can get a tank repair kit from lordco made by POR15 its a cleaner prep and sealant costs about 90 bucks

07-02-2007, 03:36 PM
you can get a tank repair kit from lordco made by POR15 its a cleaner prep and sealant costs about 90 bucks

wonder why he knows..:confused0006:

07-02-2007, 10:31 PM
steel tec! lordco has it 7 or 8 bucks. everyone should have a tube of this shit in there glovie.:D

07-02-2007, 11:21 PM

This stuff will seal just about anything but it's probably cheaper to get a new tank. We have it in emergency spill response kits and it works. [cheers]

07-03-2007, 11:10 AM
wonder why he knows..:confused0006:


07-03-2007, 11:41 PM
got some good options from ya guys... I have enuf balls/skill to jump off a 25ft cliff on my snowboard no problem but I do not see my self welding my tank purged with gas... but I have been snowboaring for 16 years and welding for 2
Thanx for the info fellas

07-04-2007, 02:40 PM
this kind of good advise is nothin to be proud of
it means we've all killed to many tanks