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Come to get our mower going after it's winter hibernation and the mice have gnawed at the plastic fuel tank and we have a small leak on the bottom corner! Temporary repair with blenderm tape let us do the first roll of the season, any suggestions for a more permanent repair.

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                 You could try some epoxy but the vibration will likely work it loose in time.

         If just a small hole drill it tidy and screw in a tight fitting stainless screw.

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Petrol is so expensive now that it may be false economy to repair and then find it still leaks.   And of course that could also be a safety issue too.   So see what a new tank costs-  it may also be possible to fit a tank made for something else.

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I would try a bit of GRP if the hole is not too large.

Obviously the tank will have to be empty and very clean before the repair.

I recall a specialist repair bandage available for fixing fuel tanks years ago, not sure if it is still available but a local motor factors should be able to help.

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47 minutes ago, Andy Stephenson said:

£15 + post,? what ever happened to the days when we tied a washing up liquid bottle to the frame of a motor bike as a petrol tank ?.

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19 hours ago, Frank Skilbeck said:

Come to get our mower going after it's winter hibernation and the mice have gnawed at the plastic fuel tank and we have a small leak on the bottom corner! Temporary repair with blenderm tape let us do the first roll of the season, any suggestions for a more permanent repair.

Frank, just out of interest whats the cost of a new tank?

Bas

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