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I know this guy that's selling this little blue toyota standard car (don't know the year sorry) and I do know that the gas tank is apparently leaky in that you can't fill it past half, anyone know if you can get some kind of metal epoxy and seal it up or do I have to buy a new gas tank?

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LasVegas
LasVegas

13 years ago

They do sell a special epoxy for sealing metal and is also petroleum resistant. You should be able to find it at any Auto Parts dealer.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

We have this automotive warehouse place in town, I'm not sure if it's autoglass or something like that. Perhaps I should look in there?

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

Another alternative is to check out the local junk yards for intact tanks for your car. Sometimes it's easier to just replace the thing.

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

We have a small junk yard near by, I gotta buy the car first, but it is a japenese toyota, what chances are there of being another one like it?

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

Here... Pretty good. I don't know how popular Japanese cars were in your area though. An old joke: A Japanese car maker approached a German expert about naming their new car... The German said, "Ya! I'll name yer car? Ven do you vant it?" The car make said, "In a week." The German blurted out, "Dat Zoon???"

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Hmmm...japenese cars don't tend to be "quicky or cheap" cars.

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LasVegas
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

I don't think you got the punch line... "Dat Zoon???" (Datsun) :)

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Germans prefer zunes as to ipods? (zoon - zune)

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acer73
acer73

Reply 13 years ago

I get it my dad told me the same joke about his car. it was a 80 somthing pickup

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lemonie
lemonie

13 years ago

Petrol is very thin stuff. We've spent a long time trying to seal a tank on a Honda Melody, ultimately ending up welding & painting. All this for a rust hole about the size of a pinprick.
If the tank is rusted your best bet is to replace it, I doubt that any repair would be legal?
However, you can get epoxy which claims to be up to the job, the only reason it didn't work on the Melody is that the seat mounts directly onto the tank and subjects it to mechanical stress.
Chemical Metal

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Well from what the guy told me, there's just a few holes or something rusted in the top and it splashes out when it's more that half full.

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lukeair45
lukeair45

13 years ago

You could try some heavy-duty rubber cement. You can by it at almost anywhere, Lowes, Home Depot, The Great Escape, Hobby Lobby.