When it comes to semi-truck fuel tank repair, Souhtpointe Radiator is your best choice. We repair fuel tanks from all the major truck brands. Contact us today to schedule your repair.
Process of Repairing A Fuel Tank
Repairing a semi-truck fuel tank should be done with caution. Here are steps to follow while repairing a tank.
Ensure the vehicle is in a well-ventilated area. Disconnect the battery to eliminate the risk of sparks. Wear appropriate safety gear, including gloves and safety glasses.
Remove the Tank
Loosen and remove any straps or bolts holding the tank in place. Then, lower the tank carefully, taking note of any attached components or wires.
Inspect the Damage
Examine the tank for any leaks, cracks, or holes. Also, mark the damaged areas for repair.
Clean the Tank
Thoroughly clean the interior of the tank to remove any remaining fuel or debris. Using a mixture of soap and water or a suitable cleaning agent.
Prepare for Welding or Patching
If the damage is weldable, clean and prep the area for welding. For non-weldable damages, consider using a fuel tank repair kit or epoxy.
Welding (If Applicable)
If welding, follow proper safety precautions for working with flammable materials. Weld the damaged areas using the appropriate welding equipment.
Patch or Seal (Alternative)
Use a fuel tank repair kit or epoxy to patch the damaged areas. Ensure the patch adheres properly and forms a secure seal.
Reinstall the Tank
Lift the repaired tank back into position. Secure the tank with straps or bolts.
Refill and Test
Refill the tank with fuel. Check for leaks by visually inspecting and running the engine for a short duration.
Double-check all connections and make sure the repair is holding. Conduct a test drive to ensure the tank is functioning properly.
These steps are general guidelines, and the specific repair process may vary based on the extent of the damage and the type of tank. The experts at Southpointe Radiator can inspect and determine exactly the repairs needed for your fuel tank. Give us a call today at 734.351.5365.