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Unread 12-14-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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gas tank issues yj

Hello all,

Wanted to pick your brain on my 1994 wrangler...

someone drilled a hole in my tank, to steal the fuel. my question is what other jeep if any can i take the tank from at the junkyard??

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Unread 12-14-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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Unless you find another YJ, I'd buy a new one. Well I'd actually consider a fuel cell first but that's me.

Of course, you can get creative and fabricate something to work with your YJ if you find something similar at a junk yard.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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Unless the hole is huge you might try putting in a bolt and nut with rubber washers.
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Unless the hole is huge you might try putting in a bolt and nut with rubber washers.
Good point. I don't see thieves using a large drill bit to steal gas. Sucks they stole the gas and messed up the tank.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #5
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Is that what this world is coming to? Causing a few hundred bucks worth of damage (cost of a new plastic tank) for under $60 of gas? Come on.
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Is that what this world is coming to? Causing a few hundred bucks worth of damage (cost of a new plastic tank) for under $60 of gas? Come on.
Where have you been? Thieves have been doing thousands in damage to wires and a/c systems all over the country to grab $20 in scrap copper.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #7
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Where have you been? Thieves have been doing thousands in damage to wires and a/c systems all over the country to grab $20 in scrap copper.

No crap. Can you believe it. I had a renter and when he left not only did he trash the house, but also gutted the AC unit, and pulled all copper tubing for the gas lines. What a POS, and the courts let him off with a slap on the wrist.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:48 PM   #8
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Yea this is really annoying and trying to do this on a budget is not easy. no luck so far on the replacemet tank...dealer wants 700.00.

im thinking about going with the bolt idea...i still would have to drop the tank correct...what type of rubber washer should i use that wont get deteriorated by the gasoline?
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Unread 12-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #9
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.....also is dropping the tank hard to do in my driveway or do i need special tools??
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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:29 PM   #10
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leave the dealer alone on jeeps... try autozone.. I got the tank and straps there for under 150 dollars..
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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:38 PM   #11
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wow!!! i will check it out thanks...any tips on the removal and replace??
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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:51 PM   #12
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yes you can do it. 4 or 5 bolts on the back and 3 or 4 bolts in the front. remove the hoses fill and lines .
Where did the drill??
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Unread 12-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #13
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ok i finally dropped the tank in my driveway..not too bad but i did struggle a bit. found out its plastic, i cant spot weld it or plug the hole...now the hunt is on for a used tank and straps, i snapped off the bolt and nut. i'm thinking i should replace the fuel pump while the tank is down....is that hard to replace?? the filter or strainer at the bottom looked dirty.... where's the fuel filter on these yj's??
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Unread 12-15-2011, 06:54 PM   #14
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plastic welder works well on poly if you know someone with one , sometimes they are on sale at harbor frieght

http://www.harborfreight.com/plastic...ure-96464.html
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Unread 12-16-2011, 06:54 AM   #15
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...cement-903082/

As far as the tank repair goes, there isn't any real good way to repair the poly tanks. There are more then enough threads here where people have tried everything and only been able to get a short time out of a repair. Aparently the poly material doesn't bond and makes it impossible to truely repair. Try car-parts.com, searchtempest.com (craigslist super search engine), and google Jeep used parts. there are a bunch of great Jeep scrap yards around central Florida. Also, try to PM Mean Max here on the forum. He owns a repair shop down by you and is a one stop shop for any knowledge of Jeeps and repair.
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