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10-26-2011 09:20 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Dr.J

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Ontario, Canada

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Hi, I've got a leak from the top fitting in the Stratus tank and am looking for suggestions on how to seal it. Any and all info appreciated.

thanks,

John

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10-26-2011 10:20 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Dingo07

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SikaFlex...?

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10-26-2011 11:21 PM  6 years agoPost 3
rbort

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Fix
Either use an o-ring below the fitting or cover it up with goop.

-=>Raja.

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10-28-2011 11:23 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Knud Pedersen

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Hi
Ive got these two old Manuals regaridng the Tank.
I could upload a PDF, so here some screen dump.

ChopperKnud
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10-28-2011 03:15 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Dr.J

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Thanks, Knud. I do have a copy of the manual. The tank is not leaking around the cap, but around the fitting on the top of the tank. I think I'll remove the nut and washer and try a little goop, hope this will do the trick.

Again, thanks for taking the time with the manual.

John

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10-28-2011 07:25 PM  6 years agoPost 6
carcrasher

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I had the same problem with my tank on my Stratus. i bought a new tank and drilled the hole more carefully. Also when removing the flashing from drilling the hole be very careful how much you remove. Are you using this tank pressurized or just muffler pressure?

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10-28-2011 08:41 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Carey Shurley

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an alternative, go to Ace Hardware, get some neoprene or vinyl washers (1/4" ID I think.....one of them fits the fitting snugly) and install one under the nut/washer. It should stop leaking and is easily removeable/replaceable

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10-28-2011 10:38 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Dr.J

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Yes, I'm using the tank pressurized. I just did the goop thing and if it still leaks, will try the 1/4" washer, next!

Thank you both.

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11-02-2011 02:53 AM  6 years agoPost 9
FOX222

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Atlanta, Ga. (Actually Buford)

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I have used Ultra Copper RTV around the threads before tightening the nut for many, many years and never had a leak. The problem is the fuel seeps around the threads.

john

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