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(Denver Post)   There are some things that duct tape won't fix, like that leak in your 18-wheeler's fuel line   (denverpost.com) divider line 26
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2012-06-15 11:50:35 PM  
It will however fortunately keep that chick you have tied up in your cab quiet while you're having repairs done.
 
2012-06-15 11:56:37 PM  
Yeah, you need JB Weld for that.
 
2012-06-16 12:05:11 AM  
Duct tape does work well for this, but this guy just did it wrong. Trust me. I'm an expert.
 
2012-06-16 01:03:26 AM  
Angus MacGyver is disappointed in you.
 
2012-06-16 01:56:40 AM  
It did for a few minutes
 
2012-06-16 03:57:34 AM  
I've used diesel to remove adhesives in the past. Works great on duct tape residue.
 
2012-06-16 04:04:40 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Yeah, you need JB Weld for that.


dammit...
 
2012-06-16 04:22:33 AM  
If you can't fix it with Duck Tape, you aren't using enough.
 
2012-06-16 04:24:05 AM  
So, WD-40 then?
 
2012-06-16 05:25:41 AM  
My dad always says there isn't anything you can't fix with duct tape and chicken wire.
Guess he forgot the chicken wire?
 
2012-06-16 05:36:03 AM  

klaybc: So, WD-40 then?


If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape.

If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.

Words to live by.
 
2012-06-16 06:01:52 AM  

Oznog: klaybc: So, WD-40 then?

If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape.

If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.

Words to live by.


Indeed. Farmers' rule of thumb.
 
2012-06-16 06:12:06 AM  
He says he thought he might have hit something on Interstate 90, but when he stopped at the time, he didn't notice any damage.

So he duct taped the tank for shiats and giggles before falling asleep???

oh, okay.
 
2012-06-16 06:12:21 AM  

Oznog: If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.


No! Get a proper lubricant, not a solvent. Resist people. RESIST!
 
2012-06-16 07:30:18 AM  
If it don't work DUCK it!
 
2012-06-16 07:50:40 AM  
Don't these truckers know that a Corley Motors standard motorcycle fuel line would work perfectly?
 
2012-06-16 08:26:47 AM  
My duct tape story...

We had a plumber over to give us a quote on a new boiler. The plumber and I were in the basement looking things over when we heard the sound of my wife flushing the toilet followed by a large splash of water a few feet away. We looked at each other in horror and I asked/begged him to look into the problem. After removing a wall to get to the pipes he said, "Well here's your problem, the duct tape failed!". Some previous owner DYI (i for idiot) joined the pipes with duct tape.

/wet csberer
//we were lucky it was pee
///more luck: the tape failed that day so no poo
////I just realized my wife gave me and the plumber a golden shower...kinky
 
2012-06-16 10:28:18 AM  
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If she can't find you handsome, she should at least find you handy.
 
2012-06-16 11:09:09 AM  
Gorilla Tape, on the other hand...

It is some seriously good shiat.
 
2012-06-16 11:13:18 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Oznog: If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.

No! Get a proper lubricant, not a solvent. Resist people. RESIST!


WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
 
2012-06-16 11:13:42 AM  
Now you prepare that fuel line with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm going to need 'bout 10 quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone...
 
2012-06-16 12:33:06 PM  
Don't use duct tape. Use electrical tape secured with some zip ties. That's how I temporarily fixed a cracked fuel line on my propane outdoor grill until a replacement fuel line could arrive in the mail.


/was a line to a side burner I never use
//so the patch was away from flame and heat
///was in great shape when I checked it out a few months later when I went to replace the fuel line
 
2012-06-16 12:54:24 PM  

GibbyTheMole: Gorilla Tape, on the other hand...

It is some seriously good shiat.


Yeah, I was gonna say...
 
2012-06-16 01:01:38 PM  

MoronLessOff: [profile.ak.fbcdn.net image 200x261]
If she can't find you handsome, she should at least find you handy.


We're pulling for ya, we're all in this together........
 
2012-06-16 03:39:06 PM  
Considering that gas or diesel is a good solvent for the sticky stuff used on tape, it makes sense.
 
2012-06-16 08:10:55 PM  
Drove the same car since 1992. This spring my fuel line started to leak in multiple places. Lost a whole tank of gas just driving home from work (of course it was raining that day).

Took me three weekends, but I replaced the entire fuel line myself in my driveway. The parts were discontinued so I was forced to use steel brake lines. Had to drop the fuel tank, and disconnect at the fuel rail. Hard work, man. Wished I had of used that "copper" RTV instead of the regular black RTV for the connections because I guess fuel will dissolve it, but the clamps should work.

Re-installing the fuel tank the the hardest part. It is like a precision fit and I had to remove the exhaust system just so I could fit the tank above the rear axle. Took me a few hours laying under my car just to do that, it sucked.

But, I saved myself five hundred bucks and it does not leak anymore.
 
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