||05-31-2013 10:12 AM
Originally Posted by Larryh86GT
I used GE 100% Clear Silicone caulk. Gooped it on about 3/8" - 1/2" thick and about 2" x 2" . I filled the tank today to the brim, tightened the cap and used the tiller in the hot sun for about an hour and there was no leaking. Tomorrow I will be using it again. So far so good.
Well Gasoline will eat silicone eventually, so dont leave the fuel in there if possible. That tank looks exactly like the tank on my CH pressure washer with a Briggs 6.5HP engine. Since its a Craps-man, sears is charging you double + 35%. I would try to get the actual briggs part number then Google it. You will find the tank for about 24 bucks somewhere. I just googled a part number on an idler pulley for my Simplicity Tractor. The price on the exact same part from different sources was from $17-to 53 dollars. I got the 17 dollar one with free shipping and it is the exact same part as the 53 dollar one with 12 dollar shipping. Parts are a rip off. I remember a very long time ago that PM did a test buying all the parts to rebuild a Chevy Belair way back when The original price new was $6500. It cost them $27,650.00 to build it buying the parts. :laughing:
Oh, as far as the SIlicone goes, try embedding fiberglass drywall tape in the repair while its wet and top coating it. Reinforces the Silicone, giving it more tensile strength. If the silicone fails, try Marine-Tex. Now that stuff is amazing. It smokes when you mix part A and B so you know its good stuff. I repaired a crack in my pool steps that were made from CPE with that stuff. Its the only thing that would hold up in the presence of chlorinated water under pressure. I embedded polyester in that repair. That repair was made in 1996. What year is it now? :laughing:
Try Jacks Small Engines/ Briggs and Stratton or MowParts