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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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280se 4.5 72 Fuel Tank Leak

hey gang, when tank is full fuel will leak from the top of the tank where the tank and
underside of the body mate. can this be sealed. is there a gasket there? anyone have this experience?

thanks in advance rr

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Pull the tank, take it to a radiator shop. Then you'll know.
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Sounds like the seal between the level sending unit and the tank has gone bad. That's a pretty easy/quick repair.
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And in case your tank developed any cracks on the welds & or has rust holes, I highly recommend POR-15 Fuel Tank Repair Kit (http://www.por15.com/). My tank on my 108 has been treated 6 years ago & still is in good condition.
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