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hole in the gas tank

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by captbo, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. captbo

    captbo Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    my plow truck is a 1992 Bronco,, some how I seem to have a hole in my gas tank,, so looks like I am having to pull it before the next snowfall, Tuesday,, any pointers???
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Where's the hole and how big?
     
  3. z400

    z400 Member
    Messages: 82

    Someone tapped into your **** and stole your gas?!
     
  4. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Depending on how big it is, I have fixed small holes with self tapping screws and/or JB cold weld, this was all on diesel fuel tanks and not gas (don't know if gasoline would hinder the JB from working), but it works both on poly and metal.
     
  5. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Is Bronco rust? Then replaced with poly gas tank.


    They rot easy because under skid hold snow and salt in it.
     
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Not any tips but did you notice the needle moving drivng down the road?
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Depends on where the leak is.Like Milwaukee said they tend to rust out under the straps. Once you pull the straps loose from the tank you will have many leaks. Been there, had it happen! X3. Tanks are fairly cheap $120 or so. Replace the straps if they are rusted bad. Grease the channels they go in heavy with grease and the strap on the tank side. Use extra long bolts (4-5 inches) to draw the straps tight. Then zip them off with an air cut off or hack saw. Be VERY careful when you take the sender / level plate out of the tank. Use a wood, plastic or brass tool to drive the retainer ring off.(they will not cause a spark) Replace the filter sock on the fuel pump. Some radiator shops fix gas tank leaks. Just depends on where it is.
     
  8. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I have a 38 gAllon plastic tank does that mean it would be cheaper?
     
  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    ?

    try understand. you say fuel gauge aren't accurate? Then replace sender they are expensive.
     
  10. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Your lucky if your tank is plastic. If it actually is plastic. My repair manual says my 99's tank is plastic. Ohh really, did they wrap the tank in steel, that is now rusted?
     
  11. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    It's plastic i had a very good look at it when I was wiring my salt spreadEr
     
  12. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180


    You shouldn't be worry about that.

    For me I do need replaced 2 tanks on 95 F250 they are pretty rusty that I feel it ready to pop leak anytime.
     
  13. Gumpy52

    Gumpy52 Member
    Messages: 70

    when you do gas tanks on an older Ford Trucks , plan on replacing the tank straps and the metal ring that holds in the fuel sender. Both can be gotten at the dealer.