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How To Repair Gas Tank Filler On Jd 140S

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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  


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Posted May 29, 2014 - 08:58 PM

On both of my 1974 JD140 gas tanks leak because the filler openings are bent up probably from a PO just letting the fuel can hang off the tank when refilling.  Any ideas on how to repair them would be appreciated.



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 09:43 PM

If it is a quarter turn style cap, you can buy weld on "openings" and get a bold and brave welder to braze or tack them on for you. 


Otherwise, I have been known to spend awhile with a pair of vise grips and channel locks bending and prying. 


A big thick cork gasket on your tank cap is also a benefit in this situation.


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 05:24 AM

Ben's idea of a better gasket would be my first step. You may also be able to get a new gas cap with a better gasket that may work. If that doesn't help then you could try bending the top back into shape but personally I would only try that if the tank were empty and rinsed.

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