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Is JB Weld affected by gasoline? Can it be used to plug up something where it comes in contact with fuel?
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jb weld is supposed to be oil, gas, and just plain chemical resistant! I've seen it used to patch holes in everything. If it is a small hole, then it should work; however, if the area to be worked is not prepped and cleaned properly then it won't.

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I have never got JB weld to work in that situation because it has to be applied to a dry surface. There is a product though I don't know what it 's called but it has the consistency of gum that can be used to fix a small, I say small hole in a gas tank.
 
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Use the old chewing gum trick!! hehehe. No really, it will work, but the tank does have to be dry, so I'm sure there's a better product out there!! Any suggestions anyone??

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Use the plastic coating stuff they sell in Hemmings. My dad and I used it on the tank in my first Edsel. It is a blue resin. First you empty and dry the tank,rinse it out with water, put some nuts and bolts in the tank, agitate, empty the tank of all the rust and scale, let dry, use the blue stuff, as stated on the bottle, and voila! like-new tank. Well, it'll hold gas anyway...
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What happened is that I punctured a small hole in a fuel line going from the pump to the carburator. (Don't ask how!). The fuel line is out and dry and it is a small hole.
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Just my opinion, but if it's a hole in the fuel line, and the fuel line is already out, I'd suggest getting a new fuel line rather than putting the old one back in. Either mail-order a pre-bent one, or use the one you have as a pattern to make a new one. The cost of a new line is a LOT less than the cost of an engine fire.
Or, I guess you could cut and flare the sections on each side of the hole and put in a chunk of rubber line.
 
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Just FYI (since I agree with the others as to buying a new fuel line) when I bought my stang from a used car dealer (I know, not the best choice) the gas tank had a dent and a hole in the gas tank. The tank would leak when filled more than 1/4 full, so when I complained to the dealer, they fixed the hole with JB weld. The patch job only lasted about 9 months before it started leaking again and I had to replace that tank. Just my $.02...

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I travel with some car groups so I bring every kind of field-dressing I can think of. In my bag of tricks I have this stuff made by Victor (the tube repair people) and it's for gas tank repair, even while leaking. Looks like gray and black strips of gum which you blend equal parts of and salve it over the leak. Says you need 2hrs for it to set and you get a "permanent, rock-hard repair.". I've never used it before so who knows?
I bought it at an Ace hardware store.

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If it's the line REPLACE IT!!

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