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Suburban 12's Leaking Tank.

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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  


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Posted March 28, 2013 - 11:13 PM

Even though the guy told me it ran when i got it,i was surprised when it did start right up for me.He told me it had a tank leak and he wasn't lying.It leaks it about as fast as you put it in.So i pulled the tank today and WOW was it full of rust (glad it has a filter in the line).Now i have to decide if its worth cleaning and fixing or should i look for a replacement.

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 05:49 AM

That's too bad a bout the tank but like you said the seller said it leaked , think some of the members used a tank coating kit so hope they will give you some suggestions on which way to go .

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 07:03 AM

What size is the tank?  I've got one off a Tecumseh H60 that looks about like yours, but it reeks old gas and full of junk.  As far as I can tell, its solid, though.  Its been inside all its life.  I imagine a good electrolysis and/or sealer would straighten it out.  It might be better to fix than yours.  You can have it for the shipping: I can measure it for you.


If someone has a better one, go with them just because I'm assuming a lot about this tank.  This could be a "last choice" resort.


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