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Old 12-27-2003, 06:59 PM   #1
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Help! I've got a major situation with the e30

Okay, I filled up yesterday and came home and parked the e30 and was going to put it up on the ramp to fix or take off my rattling heat shield.........
When I came out I noticed liquid dripping from behind the drivers side door......By now there was a nice big stain on the driveway and it is gas.........
I jacked the side of the car up to look under and one of my lines has a hole in it and the side of the gas tank where it is welded is all rusted away and gas is escaping from the tank.......
Now, I managed to stop the leaking fuel by raising the drivers side up so the gas wouldn't flow out. I don't want to start the car in case I blow up and my mechanic isn't open till monday nor is the dealership.......What should I do?
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Old 12-27-2003, 07:03 PM   #2
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cover the hole with some fiberglass and resin untill you can get it over to the shop

i'm not 100% shure but i think that's the quick fix

Canadian tire should have something to quick fix your problem.. you can always wrap a rubber hose around the gas line and clamp it lightly to plug the hole.

These are all things i would do with the toyota.. but not my bimmer
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Old 12-27-2003, 08:50 PM   #3
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weld ur fuel line
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im kidding DO NOT DO THIS. . .
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sorry i just said this cuz of one of the morons at my school suggested that he do that to my friends car which was leaking fuel

if theres no way u can wait to go to the dealer, then just get something quick to fix it up from can tire like someone previously said
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Old 12-27-2003, 09:51 PM   #4
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If its a slight leak I wouldn't worry too much about driving it in for repair... just take it easy on the smoking
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:35 PM   #5
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New gas tank???....

now I guess I would just walk to Can Tire and buy some repair kit
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Old 12-27-2003, 10:37 PM   #6
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I had the car towed over today to my mechanics but he is closed till monday, I am selling the car, so I want to make sure everything is in tip top shape before I sell. The gas tank is in great condition just along the seams need to be welded or something.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:14 PM   #7
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You can get gas tank patch kits it costs 10 dollars. Jons using it on his oilpan.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:43 PM   #8
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You can get gas tank patch kits it costs 10 dollars. Jons using it on his oilpan.
Whoa???? I would never use a patch kit on an oil pan, what happened if it broke while you were driving and youe engine seized as a result of the leak?! I would just go for the new oil pan.........
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:45 PM   #9
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Its a somewhat slow leak. Jons here now and asks if you have 1200 dollars for him to get a new one installed.
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Well Jon, I guess if it is a slow leak it's alirght, I can't understand how a new oil pan is $1200.00???!!!! Oh well, the way I look at it is if you can't afford the maintenance then you shouldn't be buying the car which is exactly why I am selling my e30.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:48 PM   #11
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There are so many parts cars around on this board alone that I am sure you could get a used one and not pay 1200.00$
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Old 12-28-2003, 12:32 AM   #12
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Its the labour actually. You have to remove the steering rack and lift the motor a tad.
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Its the labour actually. You have to remove the steering rack and lift the motor a tad.

Jon was too cheap to buy mine for $75! I ended up selling it for $50...If he wants one put in i'll go it for heap!
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Old 12-28-2003, 02:06 AM   #14
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Jon was too cheap to buy mine for $75! I ended up selling it for $50...If he wants one put in i'll go it for heap!
u'll install me a new pan? how much we talkin?
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