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Sudden appearance of oil leak where the bottom of battery is oil soaked and drips down from there. I saw elsewhere that the battery can vibrate and wear through tank but not much for details and repairs. I could not see any obviovous holes. Assuming J hose leak would not migrate upwards! Could throttle cables have a burr and cut the front of tank? Clean well and apply low pressure at cap (1-2 PSI)? Thanks for any recommendations. Greg
 

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I found the same issue with mine after replacing the fluid. I noticed that oil was coming down from the cap. I assume that I overfilled the tank and internal pressure was pushing the oil out the overflow hole in the cap. I removed some of the oil in the tank and I'm watching to see if that had made a difference.
 

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Unfortuantely, mine is down 5 inches, almost to the level where the battery sits. Hoping I can find the hole in a spot that I can patch it. (heat weld or find an adhisive that will bond to polyethylene) I know this would require tank removal (YUCH!), but wondering if anybody has tried solvent flushing the tank clean, then using a gas tank sealer to recoat the inside?
 

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I was the one that mentioned the vibrating battery wearing a hole in the tank post. I did not fix mine, I just happened to have an extra tank lying around so I just changed the tanks out.... I would say any type of epoxy for plastic would seal the hole, just make sure that all the oil residue is gone so the epoxy will adhere...
 
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