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#1 REV-O-LUTION

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

 hi!!..... just wondering... if anybody out there as experienced   the same thing .... two oil tanks   from f 111 700 both 98 `s and both leaking oil around where the top parts meets the lower parts as it should have been factory hot welded or glued ??.. no dents or cracks... just a thought ...was that an issue with those ??.   :blink_old: thanks .


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:02 PM

Yes it is an issue. I have a mach z 2002 and i changed the oïl tank last winter.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:22 PM

      DOES  anybody knows if at brp.. they have solve that problem as if it is worth it to buy a brand new tank....or i should manage to seal it all around using aeronautics epoxyte which would be rock solid!! :blink_old: .( i hown a 2000...f3..700. and no tank leak yet what so ever.....maybe i am a lucky dude !!... :laugh_old:  ).just a thought.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 10:42 PM

My '99 F3 600 leaks at that seam as well, mostly in one small spot. Anyone seal one up or replacement only way to go?
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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:49 AM

I remember this question came up a few times and no one has a clear answer on what glue exactly would be best... because the tank looks like its made out of a slippery plastic and nothing is going to stick to it. I was wondering if something more flexible would be better such as the 3M weatherstrip adhesive that we use for the intake manifold boots...


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:44 AM

   PROBABBLY... worth what it is worth...... but what i personnaly intent to do is : use a litle  air dye grinder with light sand paper and pass it around the top eges of the tank as to get rid of that shinny finnish around it and then apply the epoxite over it !!! :wink_old: . will try this out  and see !! :wink_old: .


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

   FUNNY thing about this is... it looks like they   ( brp.. ) have builded the sled after they have instaled the tank in the frame first...lol  the job to get that tank of.... :mad_old:  ( no pain ...no gain...) .


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:55 AM

So I've heard... getting that tank out is no joke :-/ I'm worried that if it is not cleaned perfect before gluing the seam, maybe some oil will seep right between the glue and plastic. Cleaning that thing and all the oil impregnated between the seal is probably no joke either :-)


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 12:50 PM

Lots of tanks leaking out there.  Plenty of capacity below the seam so some folks (me included) just don't fill it above the seam.  I can see an attempt was made by a PO on mine to seal it up.  Didn't work.


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 03:42 PM

Two of my three running F3's have leaking oil tanks.  I may try the 3M Window Weld on one of them if I feel ambitious this off-season. Cleanliness will be the key to getting them sealed up no matter what product is used.  My plan is to clean the tank interior of all oils and then figure a way to get some cleaning solvent around the seam area followed by a healthy supply of Brake Clean.

 

The tanks ARE a pain to get out.  You have to take the seat and gas tank off to get it out of the frame.


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 06:55 PM

  Well i  think it is going to be the right time  for my best friend to help ( kleen-flow brake cleaner that is ... :wink_old:  lol ) and than there goes the oil surrounding the seam .  for me ..it is not about the oil lost because of the leak...(  even if after a while for some whitin a season ..it could be costly as syntec is/nt cheap !!!  :excl:  ) it is more about the oil dripping inside the sled and under the motor then looks like crap when opening the cab ! :sad_old: .. especialy after a total overhauled job....just a thought!..


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:47 AM

I find it convenient also to be able to fill the oil tank to the brim and calculate the oil gas ratio just to confirm everything is fine with the oil system, especially after a rebuild or after a carb sync. With a leaky tank I don't know how I would go about figuring out oil/gas ratio...


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

      ALSO    not to forget that ...one machine leaks here ...another there...out off hundreds of sleds out there...that oil going in the ground...environmently....... :sad_old:  not sure !!!... just a thought.... :excl:


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:28 PM

                 JUST WONDERING!!     gpt....is the one tank not leaking from your three f 3s would manage to be the 99 one ???... (   just to see how lucky i could be!!....lol ) .


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:38 PM

JUST WONDERING!! gpt....is the one tank not leaking from your tree f 3s would manage to be the 99 one ???... ( just to see how lucky i could be!!....lol ) .

I've got an '98 and a '99 that leak...and a replacement tank (used) that leaks. So I've got a 75% failure rate in my stable. It's a problem you can count on.

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Edited by gpt, 07 June 2017 - 06:39 PM.

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