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givemeanE36 11-12-2004 05:16 PM

Need a gas tank...
 
Where would i go for a gas tank and should i buy new/used?

My car leaks gas everytime i park the damn thing :(

Eurostyle 11-12-2004 06:07 PM

I have one used, its aftermarket, so it was replaced recently...I dont know if it will fit on your car because it came off a 91 318i...i'll sell it very cheap if it does....

Skunk#1 11-12-2004 06:20 PM

i have one from a 87 325is, what do you want to pay?

cheap you pay shipping.

Jordan 11-12-2004 09:47 PM

Are you sure the gas tank is leaking? It is VERY uncommon for them to spring a leak unless you scrape the paint off and it rusts through (also very unlikely)

My bet would be on the filler hose inlet, or one of the orings on the top.

givemeanE36 11-12-2004 11:11 PM

Well...ever since i bought the car after i fill up to the top then drive and then park it over night i find a puddle of gas right under the fuel filter (rear driver's side tire, just beside it).

It also seems to be leaking the most when the gas tank is topped up, other than that it doesn't leak when it's on empty.

Jordan 11-12-2004 11:44 PM

Its not your gas tank leaking. Its a o-ring or one of the hoses.

Axxe 11-13-2004 08:22 PM

Your fuel pump is also there, one of the hoses that comes in probably sprung a leak, and only leaks when full because there is added pressure. Next time your tank in near empty take a close look, and don't smoke cigs while doing it.

djtbster 11-13-2004 09:42 PM

i bet its one fo the fuel hardlines rusted out of its mind, run the car and see if there is ane fuel leaking from the hardlines

givemeanE36 11-14-2004 02:42 AM

I took the car to PJC on Danforth for a blown diff gasket and the mech said it was def the gas tank...my tank looks rotten and it looks like somebody already used gas tank sealer on some parts of it...so i really do think it's the gas tank.

Jordan 11-14-2004 02:56 AM

OK, well then replace the tank. Its just VERY rare for the tank to leak.... a previous owner must have bottomed out on it at some point and let it rust out.


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