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I used the 2-part putty stick to repair the leaking tank on my 1968 Firebird, while it was actively leaking. I backed into a parking stop and bumped the tank, when it shifted a bit it caused pinholes where the support strap was contacting the tank. I was young and broke, so I never had a chance to replace the tank. The putty repair lasted 1 1/2 years until I ...


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If you've had an accident of some kind there could be damage anywhere on the tank, and that damage might not be apparent. There could be cracks or distortion which weaken it and later cause a catastrophic failure. So to be sure you have a complete repair you would need to get it out of the car so all the damage could be found in the first place. Also, you'd ...


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I wouldn't repair a gas tank. If the repair fails, it's going to be leaking gas, and I don't want to be sitting too near the tank when that happens. $2,000 sounds very expensive to supply and install a gas tank. Get several quotes from other mechanics, including a local dealer.


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If it starts lovely and doesn't stop, then it'll be too rich air/fuel mix, which means choke or air filter issue. If it is difficult to start, it overheats, or just stops for no reason, it'll be a dirty carb (main jet) or an air leak between a carb and head. Check any rubber cracks, gaskets, any 'oily' areas.. If not, I'd change a spark plug lead. But it ...


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Long story short, yes it is an option. Whether or not it's a good one is another discussion. Good News: finding a replacement gas tank and having a competent mechanic replace it shouldn't cost anywhere near $2000. Especially if you find the gas tank yourself. I'd be curious to know how your mechanic intends to fix your gas tank and add up his services to a ...


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Check the float chamber and inlet filter on the carb fuel inlet, and have a look at the manifold to carb connection for an air leak.


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There are a few things for you to look for First - A low battery can initiate misfires as your ignition system will require 12.6 volts or under load the spark will not have the required electrical power to jump the gap of the sparkplug under high-load/resistance situations. Your battery could be getting a lift while charging at certain RPM's which is why ...


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This damage is not acceptable. Water could get into the inner layers of the tire that contain the steel belts and corrode them which can lead to tread separation. Tread separation would result in tire failure that could lead to loss of control of the vehicle. Proper tire repair standards require that the hole be plugged to seal against water intrusion into ...


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With the wires snapped like that I would not trust its structural integrity any more. I feel similarly to tlhingan - tyres are one of your most important safety features. You should never compromise on them! Replace now. Don't wait until something catastrophic happens.


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I don't see it as a massive hole. I'd keep driving, but still make sure my spare tire is ready for a job.


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Tires are really important to me as they are the only part of the car touching the ground. So with tire damage this extensive, I would replace the tire, even a pair of tires if I can't find the same make and model.


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The best way (high quality of job, pride in workmanship) is to: Pick up an assortment of different diameters of heat shrink tubing. Remove the entire harness from the bike. Do NOT skip this step. If you try to cut corners here the results will be bad. (No Whining!) Cut the sheathing back ten inches from the damage area. Purchase up a few feet of the same ...


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You could try a flexible epoxy or something like a cloth/heavy-duty repair tape: http://www.gorillatough.com/gorilla-clear-repair or https://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/tenacious-tape#10691


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Since the blade is balanced you probably don't want to use lock washers, but you can get away with LockTite or some othe thread lockers. Just be sure that the one you use is reversible. Some will make it so the blade never comes off, even when you want it too. Generally speaking LockTite Red is the permanent kind. You want blue, or purple LockTite. There are ...


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IMO, it is not I'm considering 3 types of rim. Carbon Fiber Billet Forged Aluminum Alloy Cast Aluminum Alloy All three material types do not lend themselves to flexibility. The brittle nature of the material would crack, perhaps not even visibly. But, I have to be honest here I have straightened cast motorcycle wheels using a small jack and a ...


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Fixing a bent motorcycle wheel is situational. If you are on a 125 to 200cc motorcycle using it for commuting purpose and will be driving under the speed limit, I would not be worried and its absolutely fine to reuse a bent wheel. provided the bend was minimal , if its extensive then changing would be a wiser option. If you are on a 600 to 1000cc super ...


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If you decide to keep driving on this tire, don't use superglue on that rubber flap. When superglue sets it becomes rigid and brittle. The tire will flex a bit when you drive, and break the glue bond in a short time. Instead, use the rubber glue from a bike tire puncture repair kit.


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I had a about a 1/2" tear on the outer wall of a brand new tire.The rim had a scratch, thinking a a curb cut the flap of rubber. Used Gorilla super glue, using latex gloves, squirted a dab of glue into cut, pressed the rubber together. Excess glue created a seal around the cut. Tire looks new, flap is secure. Got lucky the tire wasn't cut deeper so no air ...


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So it certainly looks like that is an injection molded plastic piece. Its probably ABS, but it could be anything. The good news is that it doesn't look like it will get much movement in that area. You could do sheet metal style bondo (polyester resin) fix, sand and repaint repair. This isn't always wise on parts that have to remain flexible (e.g. a front ...


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Is your airbag warning light on? Especially if it is, you should check under the seat to see if any cables are unplugged - it could be as simple as that. There are also two 30amp fuses UNDER the fuse box in the engine compartment. If the seat just stopped working completely it could be one of those. You have to unbolt the fuse box cover and look down by ...


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My insurance company (and others, perhaps almost all) want a window to be repaired if the pit/crack is small enough to fit under a dollar bill. So when I had a rock thrown up at my windshield and it resulted in a crack growing 4 inches later that day, they insisted upon having a repair instead of replacing the entire window. I am very skeptical of such a ...



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