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Date:         Mon, 16 May 2005 08:05:27 -0500
Reply-To:     Jim Felder <felder@KNOLOGY.NET>
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From:         Jim Felder <felder@KNOLOGY.NET>
Subject:      Gas leak patch stuff actually works
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For the second time in two years, I've smacked the bottom of my diesel tank and ended up with a leak that was stopped using the FLAPS PermaTex brand Gas Tank Sealer.

I don't remember the exact name (and threw the package away) but you can't miss it... it's a roll of black compound with a white center, about four inches long and a half inch in diameter.

To use it, you cut off a small piece and knead it till it turns a uniform gray and becomes soft. You stick it over the leak and flatten it.

Both times I have sanded the spot first. the first time I used it I drained my tank first so no diesel fuel was leaking out. This time I didn't even do that as I had just filled up.

It's amazing that the stuff works with greasy diesel fuel streaming out of the tank, but it does.

Highly recommended repair kit addition.


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