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Old 12-27-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Fuel tank leak..can you fix?

i got a small leak form my tank Xray 808. i can tank the tank off and plug one end and blow like a mofo on the other and i cannot get a leak to expose itself. as soon as i put it back on da car in a bout a minute i start to see the air bubbles....any ideas? i have had this prob before and was never able to fix it
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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I would replace the tank or you could be chasing it for a while...
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well that normally the case but tanks get expensive....i am definatley gong to get a couple, but would like to try and repair.
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:57 PM   #4
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I've had good luck fixing leaks with shoe goo, but you've gotta be able to pinpoint where its coming from.

Try immersing it in a sink full of water. Def look at lid and seal, they cause a lot of the leaks. You could just shoe goo the seams - that's where the leaks I've fixed have been if they were not the lid or seal.
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new tank, without a doubt
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R1harper.. are you sure the leak is from your tank? I would check your fuel filter..if you use one...
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i would def replace.. i have heard of guys using a soldering iron to fix a leak that is in the seam and that is it.. i would just replace it and be safe!
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no filter...just line and the engine is not leaking either. it started the tale tale signs of a leaking tank so i shut it down. i put it under water and no bubbles, then i put a small line on it and gently put pressure on it with an air com. and with just a little air if i keep the pressure on it the lid will open but i cannot open it by mouth...so i will just get a new one. unless someone knows a way to fix it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:14 PM   #9
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I had numerous issues with my Losi 8ight tanks for a while. I went through 6 of them in a matter of a couple months. I tried several different methods of sealing them, but nothing seemed to work. I finally sent them back to Horizon Hobbies and they sent me new tanks. Figures that now that I have 5 spare tanks, I haven't had a leak in over 6 months!
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Wesley, i got some tanks you can have..

email me picou316@gmail.com
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crash i hit you back..thanks
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