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Cracked gas tank repair

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The tank on my 74 DT125 has a crack in the bottom right below the filler neck, I tried some JB weld for gas tank but it didn't work still leaks. I thought about trying to solder it but worried about gas fumes even if I flush it with water before hand. Anyone had luck fixing a similar crack?
09 Jan 2023 19:00 #1

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Replied by Mauser on topic Cracked gas tank repair

I've soft soldered my RT tank and had no problems so far.
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10 Jan 2023 06:02 #2

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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic Cracked gas tank repair

Was that with silver solder, Simon?
10 Jan 2023 09:46 #3

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Replied by Mauser on topic Cracked gas tank repair

No Alan, bog standard solder like for circuit boards etc, it takes very well to clean steel and the tanks thin which helps.
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10 Jan 2023 12:31 #4

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Replied by MarkT on topic Cracked gas tank repair

I think I have it sussed... Simon says standard solder not silver solder seals steel seeps.

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10 Jan 2023 15:38 #5

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Replied by darinm on topic Cracked gas tank repair

I had an AT tank leaking in the rear bottom corner, had someone TIG weld it and it's been great.
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10 Jan 2023 16:49 #6

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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic Cracked gas tank repair

"Simon says standard solder not silver solder seals steel seeps."

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10 Jan 2023 23:51 #7

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Replied by YamahaForumUsername on topic Cracked gas tank repair

Aircraftspruce.com sells a tank sealer for you guessed it, airplanes. www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/g...r.php?clickkey=11739 . Using silver solder plus this stuff will seal anything. Suprised there isnt an infomercial about this stuff.
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Replied by shyted on topic Cracked gas tank repair

I have a spare 69 DT 1 tank that needs repair so i'm going to try TIG with16th silicon bronze rods.
Only because there's a split on the top welded joint where it's cut away for the head stock and it needs building up a bit and reprofiling.
I think solders a good idea as very little heats required.
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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic Cracked gas tank repair

I’ve had a couple DT tanks repaired by the local welding shop. I figured they would braze it but he said TIG would be perfect for it. That process is very precise and not destructive. I’ve MIG welded a little on seams too which worked great. I think a problem with the repair technique is if it leaks because of rust. Super thin metal is the enemy for sure.
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12 Jan 2023 15:06 #10

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