Me: Leaky Fuel tank. Every pilot: "Take it to fletchair, they are the only people that can fix a leaky fuel tank in the history of airplanes ever. Them and nobody else. If you pursue any other course of action you are the least smart pilot ever." Me Knowing full well Every pilot also says "cant slip with flaps", "Can slip with flaps", "You're doing it wrong", "My way is the only way", "LOP", "ROP" and the list goes on. Combine that with 90% of things in my life have been somewhat flexible. The pool breaks, I sure as hell don't pay Leslie's 1000% markup. My car breaks, No chance I am taking it to the dealership. Add to the equation the local MX says "I'll take a look. There's not a wet wing out there I can't fix" and "I own a Tiger. Its not that big a deal." So I think "This sounds like most things. Lots of people have advice but likely there are other less complicated routes." Round 1: MX: Its fixed. all buttoned up and I put her back in your hangar. 2 days later MX calls: "I took a look just to check and it is leaking again" Round 2: MX: Its fixed. I go to the hangar and there is this strange blue liquid dripping from the wing. I text Eman because he bought a plane and I want a new owner to share my misery with. Ht makes me laugh and We're all good. Round 3: MX: Its fixed. This time I got in there and got it good. Me: Fly to get cheap fuel. Fill it up. "Why does my gauge show empty" Round 4: MX: Seems we accidentally glued the fuel float to the floor of the tank. Also Its fixed. Me: Fly to get cheap fuel. Fill it up. "Why does my gauge show empty" Me Also: Why is there fuel all along the wing root Round 5: MX: Seems we broke a terminal off the fuel sending unit. You do notice it is leaking in a different place now right? That means we fixed the first one but you probably had a couple leaks. MX Also: I am not going to let Dan work on it, This time, I am going to do it so it gets done right and for good. Me: If it isn't fixed, can you at least give Fletchair a call and see what their process is? Maybe get some tips? MX: Nope. I told you I am doing the work this time not Dan. ME: I read the maintenance manual it says to pressure test it for 24 hours. Are you doing that?" MX: Nah, sounds like something Dan would do and look where he has gotten us. Current Situation: MX: Its fixed. Verified fuel sending unit is good. Me: Ok, I have a flight I want to make Saturday morning. MX: I think you might wait until Sunday so we can make sure its not leaking. Let's let is sit another day and watch for leaks. Me: Thinking its probably not really fixed and he is buying another day to see if he can fix something. I am supposed to get it back tomorrow morning and I think I just have to fly the damned thing to Austin if it is still an issue. It is so easy to keep giving it back to this guy because the work is warrantied so it is not costing me anything but as a smarter pilot texted me this morning "From an outsiders perspective, I am reminded what the definition of insanity is"