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Old 08-23-2012, 02:44 AM   #11
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Not trying to sound like a smart-ass...
But if you have to go through all the trouble to remove the fuel tank for repair, why not just replace it with a new one??
I have had the same problems with both Ford and International tractors, and found aftermarket tanks at a very affordable price. I don't know about a Kubota, but you might want to Google the model number and see whats out there. I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of an aftermarket replacement.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Let me know when u are going to weld it. I worked at landfill 30 years, we would wait till someone was welding on a tank and then hit the table with sludge hammar.I have sealed many with the tank repair, enfingers before they closed repaired tanks for 35 years for me. JB weld has repaired many in the woods for me. If someone brave anough to weld it go for it. We would steam out tank, then add epoxy tank coating and cover all inside spots, i did many a dodge power wagon with the stuff. Sounds like you are well taken care of on here.We used to weld the diesel tanks with 200 gallons of diesel in them with a 3 in hole in them. The diesel would be burning like a torch.Gas tanks i cleaned very good first.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #13
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Got the tank pulled Sat. morning before heading down to GS to do some storm prep. There is only a small pin hole in the left side where the tank was sitting on the head of a bolt. Worn out bushing at the top let it vibrate enough to wear a hole in it.

Not going to fool with lining the tank just yet. Will repair with some industrial two part epoxy material I got from a friend. Thinking about coating the bottom of the tank and bracket with a flexible rubber coating to cut down on the vibration as well as replacing the worn out mounting bushings.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:54 AM   #14
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If it's only a worn pin hole get the damn thing tig welded and be done with it. I guess you don't believe what I said about epoxy and steel or any metal expanding at different rates. I learned that through making the mistake of doing just that. Maybe if you use epoxy it will only just leak in the future and not cause a fire.
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