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My 91 EGT leaks between 3/4 and full. Looks like it's coming from the top of the tank. It smells pretty bad too. :? But below 3/4 it works fine. I was going to wait until I needed to do some exhust work before I messed with it. I'm I safe to wait or should I address this soon. I rarely drive with the tank over half. I was also wondering where to get a replacement tank (just in case), looks like no one sells one for the 91-96 model years. would that tank from an LX work on this?
 

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One of two things are wrong.
1) the O ring is bad and it's leaking out of that $1.00 part
2) one of the metal lines at the top of the tank broke a weild and it's leaking out of that (need new fuel pump).

and 3) wrong section.
 

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yeah... the fuel pump/sending unit has 2 metal L's comming off the top of the unit. i believe i have been told it was a recall but they tend to leak from where the L meets the plate. this can be fixed with solder (REMOVE FROM TANK AND ALLOW TO DRY BEFORE ATTEMPTING!) its what ford techs would do. if not you can just replace the whole unit.
 

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While we're on the subject of gas tanks, does anyone's gas gauge tell them that it's about 1 and 1/3 full after filling the tank, and then as you drive it slowly goes from that level to 2/3rds, then to nearly empty?
 

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Well, for the gas gauge problem, my escort does that too, It'll start at like 1 and 1/3 of a tank, I can get about 75 to 125km depending on my driving untill it goes down to full, then I can get about another hundered and a bit till 1/2 then normally less than 100 till EMPTY!!! As for it leaking, my Grand Prix did this, I was told it was normal on some old cars, it's not a problem, just don't fill it to full. I found it was cheaper to leave than to fix.
 

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just replace it, its a day of work(less if your fast) and max of 80 bucks(thats max, max max.)

This happened on my 93 lx a couple years ago and what had happened was that the metal circle had corroded and was falling apart so it leaked. All you have to do is pull up the back seat and twist it open, disconnect all the lines, and replace what has gone bad. WE had to replace the whole unit since the circle is part of the whole thing. Thats why it costs so much. Oh and if you have a gas gauge problem or something like that, go ahead and replace it all while you're at it.
 

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I *think* that JB weld will also fix it. I know that there exists a product that is specifically designed to seal leaks in gasoline tanks. Another option is draining and cleaning of the tank and then welding it back together.

A good place to check is the filler neck. Sometimes that will rust apart.
 

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I *think* that JB weld will also fix it. I know that there exists a product that is specifically designed to seal leaks in gasoline tanks. Another option is draining and cleaning of the tank and then welding it back together.

A good place to check is the filler neck. Sometimes that will rust apart.
I JB welded the shiit out of the beaters fuel pump, inside and out and it did work.
 

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JB Weld is a lot like Ducktape. It can be used to fix everything. LOL :lol:
 

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this is too thin to weld you would burn a hole right throught it... just get flux in the little seam and the solder will work perfect... it looks factory and works great.
 

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JB weld is "cold weld". The ultimate epoxy for metals. No heat involved.

With respect to the fuel gauge - take a look at your gas tank. The shape is far from regular. Plus the sensors are grossly inaccurate to start with.

Back to one of the original questions - it is never good to run around with gas fumes detectable. It is not normal for any vehicle to be like this. However, if you keep the fuel level low enough, you'll be safe. Lots of people drive around with leaky tanks. You don't have to fix it now, but be smart and don't put it off too long.
 

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I use a epoxy from a company called Smooth-On. They make industrial adhesives and their products only retail at certain industrial,plumping type stores. They do have a web site if you want to order online. The epoxy is called MetalSet A-4. The stuff is great. I've been using the stuff for over 20 years without any failures. Like anything as this; preperation is important. If you buy this stuff and put the caps back on the tubes properly, the stuff will last for years.
 

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Hmmm...

Have you checked if the rubber hose connecting the gas tank to the filler neck is shot? When I had the tranny fluid changed I saw that the rubber hose was about to burst. 8O

With half a tank, no fuel came out when I removed the hose...
 

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good luck with tere tips i asked this question on ERDT awhile back all same answers none worked.. my 91 gt does this same thing im told its the valves on the top of gas tank whcih makes sense... prob is to replace them you hafta drop the tank..... so good luck... basicly the way to test what there saying is take out seat and the fuel pump shield than u watch and have sumone fill up tank if it leaks there than its prolly pump or 0 ring, if not ur like me and have bad valves..... also to prove this is my car only does it when its hot. right now its colder and i dont seem to leak but i havent had car for a month due to tranny so dont quote
 
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