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Mechanic Recommendation For Fuel Leak?

I have a 32 Dakota and need to track down a fuel leak. Hoping to find a shop that specializes in this work.
Tanks were replaced in 06. Ethanol fuel lines. All looks good to me but my nose knows better. :huh
I'm in Jupiter but will travel a reasonable distance for quality work.

Thanks in advance!


  • pathfinder11pathfinder11 Posts: 182 Deckhand
    I haven't heard of anyone who specializes in fuel leaks. I have to believe the 2 options are to check all lines from tank to racors or to open up the hatch or floor and get a full look at the tank, which may mean pulling it for inspection.
    If you do find a specialist I would be interested in their name. Otherwise you can try Frank at Frank's mobile marine. He's out of Jupiter and has been around for 20 yrs.
    25 Parker SE
    Palm Beach Marine Fuel - REC90 & Diesel
    Palm Beach & Martin county
    Marine (slip,lift, trailer), Construction, Generators, Skid Tanks.
    [email protected]
  • One More DropOne More Drop Posts: 22 Greenhorn
    Is the fuel smell constant or just when filling the tanks completely? If when filling and topping off it could be the incoming fuel line connection going into the tank? Not sure with your floor access if you can get to it otherwise a hole would need to be cut in the deck...
  • Fish TailsFish Tails Posts: 164 Deckhand
    Thanks guys. It's constant during storage. No movement, still smell fuel. I've done a pretty detailed inspection. Pulled deck and side panels. Everything looks fine. Frank has worked on my boat previously. I didn't think he did this kind of work. I'll call him Monday.
  • rivamunstasteverivamunstasteve Posts: 696 Officer
    I had one last year. It was fuel sender .
  • RighthookRighthook Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    Jeff at Master Marine Welding in Lantana can build you a tank if need be and he is VERY reasonable.
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