Discussion in '1st Gen - 1997 - 2002' started by Robert Wagner, Apr 18, 2021.
The "service engine soon" light came on and the code reader returned "P0442."
Eager to see your results as I may have to follow your resolution path as well!
I did find https://www.jbweld.com/projects/gas-tank-repair but it seems tailored to holes as opposed to hair line cracks.
Refer to post #17 - JB Weld was used and the patch has now lasted for well over 14 months
That procedure may be my only hope....
Might want to check with the salvage yard before laying your bets. The local "pull a parts" here drain all the gas tanks by puncturing a hole in them before the vehicle is placed in the yard. So even those would need repair.
I am surprised no one sells an aftermarket tank in aluminum.
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If you can find out what it is really made of Permatex is very good at having something to fix this also contact J-B Weld all of these if you need to seal the cracks I would call the mfg.I have listed and explain what you are dealing with and maybe they can help
The EVAP monitor won't run when the tank is above 3/4 full, or outside temp is below 40 degrees. It will just show monitor 'not ready'. It also takes 2 failures to trigger the CEL light. Most states allow for 1(or 2) monitors to be not ready, for state inspection. If you keep your tank between full and 3/4 the light will never come on. You just have to clear the code.
Now... you'd know that would be too easy!
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