3:45 PM 11/28/2023
Repairing hole in petrol tank or a crack is not a simple task for the motorcycle owner. The liquid petrol and its gas can catch fire easily and can make injuries to you and the near by people too. Don't take this leak as a simple matter. In the motorcycles there are two kinds of petrol tanks are available, which are also called as fuel tanks. They can be either a metal or plastic petrol tank. Choose the correct method to repair the fuel tank according to its material. In this year 2023 Sri Lanka is slowly increasing the imports.
So new petrol tanks are bought here. Repairing a petrol tank cost too had gone up in Colombo. In most of the developed countries when motorcycle users find defect in their petrol tank they simply go for a new one. In the mean time third world countries like Sri lanka the owner try to repair the petrol tank at any cost.
How to repair a hole in the Fuel tank of a motorcycle is described here. First of all it is your life to secure from a leaking motorcycle petrol tank as it can easily catch fire. First thing is to replace it with a good petrol tank whether it is a new or old one. It is dangerous to ride on a motorcycle with a leaking petrol tank as it can catch fire any time and can make serious injuries to you. So, if you detect a small hole on your petrol tank immediately stop the motorbike. Remove your seat, then close the fuel valve and remove the fuel hose, remove the tanks' safety clip and slowly lift the petrol tank and remove the electric tank level detector under it. If everything is ok, then lift the tank from the mount and place on a safe position to minimize the leakage. Empty the petrol and put it in a safe bottle or tank and close it securely. Now remove the two bolts holding the petrol tank's supply tube. Now clean empty the tank as much as possible. First choice is to take the tank to a Gas welding work shop and ask them to weld the hole after cleaning the Gas tank. If you are on hurry and staying in a remote area, then you can try to fix it yourself for to continue the journey.
Epoxy Adhesive (Araldite) is also used to repair the Petrol Tank.
Clean the area well first.
Then fill the area with it.
Allow atleast 10 minutes for the epoxy to settle well.
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