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    livin my dream, more please.! ukdude's Avatar
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    fuel tank repair.? has anyone done this?

    hi. 2001 virage 700. gonna find it hard to get another fuel tank in the uk so i may have to repair the one i have.
    it has 2 holes in it. both holes are small enough so you can just about poke your finger into the hole.
    any ideas?.


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    how did it get holed? there are tanks available in the uk. (there is a whole virage hull on ebay for £65!!)

    try trident water sports in wales, I know they have one.

    or even better, martin at the jetskicentre , hes close to you. www.jetskicentre.co.uk

    you will have to pull the engine to get tank out, but its not a difficult job in a virage at all.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by spannerspencer View Post
    how did it get holed? there are tanks available in the uk. (there is a whole virage hull on ebay for £65!!)

    try trident water sports in wales, I know they have one.

    or even better, martin at the jetskicentre , hes close to you. www.jetskicentre.co.uk

    you will have to pull the engine to get tank out, but its not a difficult job in a virage at all.

    cheers
    hi bought a virage hull yesterday. tank already had the holes.
    ive seen the one on ebay and been talking to the owner, he cant be sure that the tank is in there.. dont want to buy it and find out theres no tank.
    il give martin a call tomorrow, funnily enough i didnt think of him.lol
    trident dont have a tank, altho they have one to break.
    thanks mate

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    if I can think of anyone else ill let you know.

    Martin has a few Polaris's in his yard. im sure he will be able to help you.

    Martins also on PWCFORUMS.co.uk his username is "jetjunkie"

    as for that virage on ebay, im sure the tank is in there. esp as everything else is on the ski. the motor is missing as it prob blew, or some one used it+ electrics for another polaris.

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    bah, missed the auction, it sold for 65 quid. lol

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    I've repaired a few older Seadoo tanks that crack around the filler neck or fuel sender. It will state right on the tank what it's made from, probably polyethylene. I use a soldering iron and some cut off pieces of another old fuel or oil tank and melt it all together. It takes a while and gives off terrible fumes, wear a respirator.

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    A plastic welder will do the job. I have repaired some Polaris polyethylene seat bases this way. Very strong repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    A plastic welder will do the job. I have repaired some Polaris polyethylene seat bases this way. Very strong repair.
    i done exactly that yesterday, i cut a new piece from another tank and heat welded a large piece straight over the top of both holes, then run a bead of melted plastic over the weld to create a neat seam.
    blocked the holes and put air pressure to it and it is air tight but my concern is when its full of fuel and gets hot = expansion etc etc. how strong will it be. still seeing if i can get another one tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukdude View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    A plastic welder will do the job. I have repaired some Polaris polyethylene seat bases this way. Very strong repair.
    i done exactly that yesterday, i cut a new piece from another tank and heat welded a large piece straight over the top of both holes, then run a bead of melted plastic over the weld to create a neat seam.
    blocked the holes and put air pressure to it and it is air tight but my concern is when its full of fuel and gets hot = expansion etc etc. how strong will it be. still seeing if i can get another one tho.
    The fuel system should have some means to relieve excessive pressure build up due to heat expansion....

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    Should is the key word. Lol. I would leave it half full or less when storing it especially in sunny weather. Check the vent and see if it works. Since you know your dealing with a repaired tank. Leave just a lil gas in it. I would find another tank. Be safe.

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