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Old 08-13-2017, 03:25 AM
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Default DIY plastic replacement gas tank.

I couldn't or didn't find a DI"Y sub forum so here goes. Gas tanks cost a ton of money to purchase from a honda motor dealer. Honda's are very relyable and this one is no exception. But they build their tanks like they can't wait to sell you one at full retail ! The tank is not rusty but it's built like a ..... a...... a tank! The entire botom is covered in heavy metal and you couldn't fine the leak with out cutting it up with a torch or metal bansaw!! Both not advisable undertakings.

The idea seems straight forwrd enough, some sort of bulk head fitting witth good gaskets should to it I guess but there might be specific fittings to mate with the proper sized gas line. There is often a vent to keep the tank from deforming..... What am I missing?

Ah! it's always a puzzle to get the right kind of glue/sealer to do with what ever plastic container your have. What am I missing.

Thank you for taking the time help.

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Old 08-13-2017, 02:49 PM
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Default Welcome Ron

The DIY board is called "Hands-On". You'll find the other categories listed there.

I had to search and see who makes the fuel tanks for Honda. I knew they had to have one around here somewhere. In fact they have TWO ! I think I applied for a job there at one time..... Anyway.. it's Yachiyo. Two of them in Columbus , OH. I'm in their neighborhood often, I was close to them on Friday.

There may be a second hand / replacement parts market out there.
You'll have to be more specific on which model you are looking for parts on.

I used to make taillights for them. LOTS of them..... and a few headlights.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:04 AM
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Given that they're using plastic for everything they possibly can on cars, could it be that plastic tanks don't comply with safety standards for gas tanks? Resistance to rupture under deformation and such?
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