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Old 06-10-2014, 13:43   #31
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Re: How to weld/glue/fix cracked outboard engine plastic fuel tank?

Really really helpful to post a PHOTO !

That said,1; non gasoline dissolving silcone gasket sealer should last awhile assuming not high vibration area.

2: bubblegum

3;match material super carefully heat both areas to critical state just short of melting then drip onto cracked area.DifFicult without PRIOR EXPERIMENTATION.
4; Convert to external tank.Often just a simple outboard pump hose into a jug attached (coupled into) to fuel input hose will do the trick.If jug ugly enough nobody will steal it.

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Re: How to weld/glue/fix cracked outboard engine plastic fuel tank?

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...But can you describe the "blade attachment" to me please? You mean instead of the normal "tip" you use some kind of a modified spade or similar shape tip?
“Weller” calls theirs a “Smoothing Tip” with Hex Nut for D550 Professional Soldering Gun (#6100 series).

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