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Old 03-11-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Captured nut in tank housing...

The captured nuts in both of my tanks were seized. They spun out of the tank.
Any ideas on a way to replace/repair them?

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Old 03-12-2014, 03:32 AM   #2
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I replaced all with these threaded inserts for wood, something like this

First put in some epoxy, then drilled the exact size hole (watch not to drill into the tank), and screw inserts in
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:41 AM   #3
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2 part epoxy.

Separate the two pieces and make sure that they will both still go back together (threads not damaged). Then use 2 part epoxy and put the piece back into the hole and let it set. Make sure you use copper cote or similar anti size next time you put the bolt back in.
I've learned so much from my mistakes. I'm thinking of making a few more.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:40 AM   #4
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Not sure if it will work on this tank, but on a different bike I just got the insert hot with a torch and pushed it back in. The plastic melted a bit and held it fine once it cooled.
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