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Offline countryhog

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homelite SXLAO fuel tank
« on: August 28, 2014, 11:04:22 am »
fuel tank on my SXLAO sprang a leak. checked in to sealing the tank but looks like the cures would cost more than the saw. so, on to the second option - split the tank.
 not afraid to split the tank (been there, done that, but what a hassle) but before I do I was wondering does anyone have trouble getting it apart, acquiring new gasket, getting it to seal? anyone? thanks
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Re: homelite SXLAO fuel tank
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 01:19:48 pm »
I've never split one.  Would probably just replace the tank.  They're quite common, and I've even seen NOS tanks listed on feebay for reasonable money.  I've got at least one decent looking used spare one....
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Re: homelite SXLAO fuel tank
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 10:21:10 pm »
Not familiar with that model. But I did split a tank on a super wiz 66. And made my own gasket from a cereal box. If yours has the Philip head screws they can be a pain to get out. I ended drilling the heads off the ones I could not get out, and vice gripped the studs out. Have also found that you can dip the end of your Philips screwdriver in valve lapping compound and it helps to grip a sloppy Philips head. Hope this helps.
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Re: homelite SXLAO fuel tank
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 02:22:48 pm »
I have a  used one  i will sell you for  $ 20.00
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Re: homelite SXLAO fuel tank
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 10:57:21 am »
just a belated update on this. turned out to be the grunged up check valve in the fuel cap. I never could get the thing to leak until once I tipped it up and it came pouring out of the cap. so, there ya be.
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Re: homelite SXLAO fuel tank
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 05:23:09 pm »
I guess I'm a little late on this one too.  I just finished fixing a leak on a Super XL auto.  Took the screws out and split the tank (not hard to do) Got all the old sealer off.  Used Permatex MotoSeal Ultimate Gasket Maker Grey according to directions on the tube.  Filled it with gas, so far no leaks.
I got the sealer at Oreilly auto parts.

 

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