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Had the 71 bonny for 3 weeks now an dset to register it.
Today I filled it up (13 litres from reserve) for the first time. A bit splashed out of the filler cap so I assumed 13 litres was a bit much and plan to order a new seal.

Half an hour after parking at home there's petrol everywhere and a puddle underneath.

It is definitely not coming from the cap or the petcocks, but from under the tank somewhere.

questions....

does anyone know where in Melbourne, Australia I can get a tank fixed quickly (booked in for a rego inspection in 6 days)?

Does anyone have a OIF tank for sale rent or loan? I want to repaint mine anyway, so a spare would allow that.

Any regular spots that tend to split?

on the iof tanks on ebay they seem to have fixings near the front on the underside. Mine doesn't. Is that a 71 quirk?

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derek
 

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Well upon inspection, the leak is in the seam in the 'tube' that the fixing bolt goes through.
I would assume that this would not be uncommon as the vibrations must put a bit of strain on that seam.
I will get all new rubbers and make sure it is mounted correctly befor soldering it. Meanwhile I will only put 1.5 gallons in at a time.

Another thing I found was the fixing bolt has been brazed in place. Don't know if that affects anything.
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derel
 
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