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Question Plastic fuel tank repair options.....?

I have 2 plastic fuel tanks on my Yamaha snowblowers that are leaking (the tanks are made in 2 parts and they are cracked at the seams, not uncommon apparenlty ).
The cost of a replacemant tank is $200-300.
Does any member know of a way of repairing this issue or a place to send them out to get repaired....?
There was a sugestion at another forum to use a B&S tank instead ($ 50), but the problem is that the Yamaha tank seems to also work as shrouding.
Any suggestions....?


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some body shops have plastic welders. stop by one and find out if theyll weld it for ya. i had a snowmobile tank plastic welded a few yrs back by placing an ad on craigslist for someone who did it. came out great and never leaked a drop

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Thanks fixer,
I'll check that with the body shop we deal with.
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I soldered a plastic food processor that cracked, and that seems to be holding up well. It is water tight now. I only soldered the outside as I thought making the inside rough would make it hard to clean.




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I know Eastwood sells plastic welders and I think Harbor Freight has a cheapo one as well.

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I'm with SHRYP. Any time I have plastic to repair I just use a soldering iron and use the same type material to weld with. I just repaired a gas tank on one of my Mantis tillers. No leaks and works fine.

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