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My rc is stinking up my garage. I can smell gas around the fuel cap. I don't think there's a gasket under there. Culprit?
 

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You got a OEM tank latch / thingymebob? my mind draws a blank on the actual name... sheesh.

If so I couldn't find just the seal, I was going to have to buy the whole thing.

I actually get the pricing from HondaEastToledo and then get my dealer to price match ;) saves on shipping.
 

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Well I noticed gas running down my kickstand and a little wetness near the rear of the tank, so I'm having a guy weld the rear bracket better and bought a new gasket for the fuel pump
 

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Welding a tank is a brave move...
He'd best wear a good helmet... or his eyebrows & hair may get blown off. :D
 

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I had my tank welded too. It worked perfectly after. My radiator guy use my fuel cap and my old frozen pump assembly to seal off the tank, then he pressure tested it to about 15 psi. I watched as it held steady. So it can definitely be done.
 

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It's been drained completely and flushed with water
I did that once... actually filling the tank with water before attempting to weld.
Residual fuel vapor still ignited. Hence my comment. ;)
 

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It's been drained completely and flushed with water
I did that once... actually filling the tank with water before attempting to weld.
Residual fuel vapor still ignited. Hence my comment. ;)
got a nice little fireball anyways :D

there was a pretty good trickle coming out near the rear bracket. good job honda!! got it welded up and some new fuel hose washers and a new fuel pump gasket for good measure.
 

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Other trick i have used in the past drain fuel and run a hose off of a running car exhaust into tank being welded carbon monoxide gas prevents gas fumes from igniting.
 

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I thought so the first time i did it to. But i have since did it a few times since. Learnt it from a old welder buddy i knew that built pig roasters out of old oil tanks and he had tons of hair so took his word it would work. Smaller hose so fumes can get out of the tank through the filler and worked like a charm.
 
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