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I've done something very stupid

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Boris113, May 2, 2011.

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  1. Boris113

    Boris113 Well-Known Member

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    So I fitted all my new clutch yesterday and lifted the gearbox back in. The drivers floor pan wouldn't quite line up so i drilled new holes along the rear (above the fuel tank) and drilled a little too far. now got a 3.5mm hole in the fuel tank :mad::doh::doh: so what can i block it up with? I was thinking of a very tight fitting rivet then tiger seal?

    Thanks in advance, Harry
     
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    Petro patch. Get it from motorfactors...or halfrauds if you have to. Petrol/diesel will prob perish or liquidise tiger seal.
    Tony
     
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    Chewing gum?:)
     
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    superglue and a penny
     
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    if the hole is close enough take the sender out put a nut and bolt in the hole with fibre washer inside of tank
     
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    You could use a self tapping screw with a rubber washer
     
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    Make the hole bigger and pop a cork in it! :p
     
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    works on radiators as well :)
     
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    works on radiators as well :)

    Milliput


    So good I posted twice:eek::D:D
     
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    1 pound of black pepper in a hot engine running for a temporary repair right out of NATO field repair :D:D:D
     
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    how would that repair hole in fuel tank
     
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    2ft of string and a match?
     
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    chemical metal. Like epoxy, but for men. :)
     
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    Don't have a link to that do you?
     
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    It wont!
     
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    Liquid metal !!!

    OR

    drain the tank, pull it , gaffer tape the hole, fill it with water, turn it so the hole is at the top and weld, If its a diesel even less chance of it going wrong.
     
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    Just weld the hole up.

    Be sure to leave the fuel in the tank for extra hilarity.
     
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    ahh if you werent so far away i could get some aircraft fuel tank sealant from work... glue a 2p over it!?
     
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