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gritsnham

Auger Gas Tank

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My stike master tank has a slow but sure leak around the seal between the upper and lower section of of the gas tank. I brought it inside today to change the blades out and this is the first time I ever noticed it leak. Just wondering if anyone else has ever had this problem it is 3 years old but never heard of anyone else having a leaky gas tank.

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I had something similar happen last year on an older Strikemaster - except mine wasn't a slow leak. I had drained the gas before storing, but the gas cap was on tight and I wonder if enough pressure built up when it got hot during the summer to pop the seam. I make sure the cap isn't screwed on tight when I store it now.

I called hardware stores listed on Strikemasters HSOforum until I found one that had a new tank in stock. I think it was about 30$. I've used two part epoxy for plastic fuel tanks in the past with mixed results - didn't go that way this time cause I was leaving town for a weekend of fishing when I found the problem.

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Would silicone sealant or super glue fix the problem? Im so depressed about this right now...so early in the year and problems already...

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I personally would call strikemaster. they would probably just send you a new one. They do have awesome customer service.

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I will try that then a great idea...my warranty is obviously up though and they sell them so I wonder if they would be willing to send me one for free...worth a try though

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It's worth a shot to give them a call.

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