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A few months back I eventually got around to fitting the petrol tank I bought from Sheff-Cort-Cent a couple of years back (I think)! On refitting the sender unit I found the metal pipe to be loose. Not wobbling around loose but loose enough for it to turn and probably leak. Any ideas on what I could use to tighten it up and seal it again?

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Hi Beeper, Give the joint a really good clean off on both sides and have a go at soldering it. Use a gas torch rather than a soildering iron. Obviously with the sender unit out of the tank !!

 

Steve

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But will solder take to alloy?

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2 hours ago, Beeper said:

But will solder take to alloy?

one way to find out

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Both parts are steel.

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12 hours ago, sierra3dr said:

one way to find out

 

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On 7/23/2021 at 9:01 PM, sheffieldcortinacentre said:

Both parts are steel.

 

Cool, thanks for that. Aroldite it is then! :laugh:

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Used chemical metal type stuff before for this type of thing.

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I was thinking of that Craig. I used some 'Holts Liquid metal' on my VW engine block after I put a screw driver through it whilst trying to get the flywheel off. That was before I learnt about all the funky stuff you need for old Veedubs, like flywheel locking tools. :laugh:

I took the engine out before I got rid of it, the camper I mean. Whipped the flywheel off and couldn't even see where my repair was. So I'll use either that or I'll just put a couple of spots on it with my mig. :thumbsup:

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Yep some great stuff about, for exhaust system joints the fireproof silicone is way better than the paste that goes hard.

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I discovered that the outlet pipe on mine was soft soldered (from the factory), when I soldered a return pipe in position for my EFI conversion.

 I think that  resoldering the pipe would be far better than any sealant or Araldite.

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Definitely if your good at soldering.

I can do most types of welding & weld just about anything to anything but rubbish at soldering!

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The Araldite comment was just a joke. :wink:

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