Hole in fuel tank for 2017 Kenworth T680

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  1. tatotrucking

    tatotrucking Bobtail Member

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    Hello, I don't know how to explain this, but my driver hit a rock or something, and managed to create a hole in the bottom of the driver's side fuel tank. Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Can we bypass that fuel tank in any sort of way? JB Weld the bottom, where the hole is? Any help will be appreciated, thank you.
     
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  3. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

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    If you have twin tanks block off the lines the that tank. Put fuel in the other one and rock on tell you get home.
    Do not forget to call the EPA and report your fuel leak.
     
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  4. Capacity

    Capacity Heavy Load Member

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    I remember ole Tom stuck a carrot in the hole to get him to the shop , and it worked.
     
  5. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    I used a rag & a stick.
     
  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    If its a small hole that you can jamb a screw into and you don’t have one laying around. Take one out of a door panel or dash in a pinch.
     
  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    For a permanent repair I'd take the tank off and take it to a shop that welds aluminum. They can probably flush the tank of flammable fluids/vapours and then weld up/patch the hole.
     
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