Gas Tank Gasket

Retired Guy Posted By Retired Guy, Mar 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM

  1. Retired Guy

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    I have a portable gasoline generator that had a mechanical linkage to the gas gauge. Over the years the linkage pivots (plastic) softened and failed. The "meter" no longer snaps in the approximately 1 inch hole on the top of the tank. Without the ability to reach the back of the gauge, I can't tighten it, and gas leaks when I move the generator. Since I can live without the gauge, I bedded it with 3M 5200 bedding compound - that promptly softened and continued to leak. Any thoughts on how I can seal it? Generac 4000EXL
     
  2. thewoodlands

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    Have you tried this?

    http://www.justanswer.com/sip/Generac/Small Engine?r=ppc|ga|2|HI+-+Small+Engines|Generac+Generators+-+1&JPKW=generac gas&JPDC=S&JPST;=&JPAD=11104014418&JPMT=b&JPNW=g&JPAF=txt&JPCD=20120207&JPRC=1&JPOP=Darren_Andrew9sec_Trans&gclid=CLj20oyky64CFUdN4AodPDB_Cw


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    JB weld!!
     
  5. nate379

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    Funny, I have that same gen set I think. Mine is from around mid 80s.

    I think I put a bunch of JB weld over the gauge, but I can't remember for sure.
     
  6. Retired Guy

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    Sounds like JB weld is what to use. Thanks guys.
     

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