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post #1 of 5 Old 06-25-2003, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Gas leak

My neighbor told me I have a gas leak on the weekend. Today, coming out of the MACS I saw evedence of fuel on the skid plate. Some one please tell me that the tanks on these things isn't another common place for rust to accumulate and put my mind at ease untill I get home. By the way its an 86 CJ7.


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post #2 of 5 Old 06-25-2003, 02:48 PM
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i had a leak once on my gas tank the side strap wore through the side of the tank I put a screw in the hole and soldered it in never had another leak

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-26-2003, 10:24 PM
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Just replaced the tank in my '75. Rusted out near the rear lower left corner. The muffler shop found it when his shop flamed up while welding my exhaust! LOL

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-27-2003, 03:16 AM
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First mod on both of my Jeeps has been a plastic tank. Both of the metal ones showed signs of rust. At least with plastic you know there is no rust fouling you fuel supply.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-27-2003, 12:10 PM
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Yup platic, or polyethelyne, gas taks are the way to go. I'm on my third and final tank thanks to them. I've had it for 3 years now and everything is still good. sells them.

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