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Old 06-24-2017
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Default Coolant filler neck leak

Pretty good leak from my coolant filler neck. Any ideas on best way to fix it?
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fix the rust hole in it?
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Default Filler neck

When I removed the tank and finally got all the goop that was around the tube I found mine corroded all around. I mean big holes. Took it to a welding shop they fabricated me a new one much heavier pipe.
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Depending how bad JB weld is pretty useful . Might hold you over for a time maybe a long time. Gotta get access to the area and keep it dry till it sets. I fixed a fuel leak with the stuff (bottom of the tank) once I got the diesel drip stopped it was easy . I am considering it permanent as long as it holds.
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i think the neck screws to the tank,clean the foam off and take a look.
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Our 96 was welded on tank is stainless steel, neck just steel. Look at summit racing should have stainless. Problem is foam insulation probably held moisture.
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I had the same problem on my 85 PT 40 I solved the problem with a 3M product part # 8115. clean the area around the area first and scuff around the area with a coarse sand paper 40 grit. Make sure clean metal is showing then apply the two part product around the neck . Owned my coach for 10 years and never has another leak.( They glue cars together with this product at the factory)
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WOW1 Cool stuff that 8115. I just read the spec sheet. Here is a quote!

"Panel Bonding Adhesive should only be used to bond structural components such as pillars, rockers or frame members when specified by an OEM (Example: Aluminum Ford F-150). Unless specified by an OEM, structural components should be welded."

So, the Alum Structure of a new F-150 is glued together!
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WOW1 Cool stuff that 8115. I just read the spec sheet. Here is a quote!

"Panel Bonding Adhesive should only be used to bond structural components such as pillars, rockers or frame members when specified by an OEM (Example: Aluminum Ford F-150). Unless specified by an OEM, structural components should be welded."

So, the Alum Structure of a new F-150 is glued together!
I have read the F-150 aluminum body and bed is held together with glue and rivets. The chassis or frame is still steel if the articles I read are correct.
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