What is eating my plastic gas tanks???

Re: What is eating my plastic gas tanks???

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:26 pm

Good news! The red Hi-Temp RTV sealed the holes in the plastic gas tank of my log splitter! I split for 4 hours this morning, and with all the vibration, it did not leak. :clap: We'll see how long it lasts. Just got another 5-6 cord to split, then I'll be done for the season, and can get a new tank this summer.
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Re: What is eating my plastic gas tanks???

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:32 am

Crazy pests!

I have a lawn mower with a fairly new Briggs engine. It has a plastic tank. This spring I filled 'er up....the seam was leaking! $45 for a new one. The dealer said most go about forever, but every now & then one splits a seam for no reason. I'm not sure whether I'd rather have critters or bad luck!
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Re: What is eating my plastic gas tanks???

PostBy: shapps1313 On: Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:52 pm

Never had a fuel tank yet but had all the wires chewed right off at the plugs on my crew cab from the trans to the rear bumper. 4 hours soldering upside down really sucked. Found the critter as I drove out of the driveway, HUGE groundhog was "resting" on a framerail,jumped from under the truck and ran across the road into the field, chased that S.O.B. down and bashed it with a huge rock. Now I have chipmunks, they are slowly dying from lead poisoning.

Shapps
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