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« on: 13 February, 2018, 10:59:40 AM »

Filled with diesel yesterday and this morning is a massive pool of fuel on the garage floor. Pulled truck out and its dripping from tank. Its raining/ sleeting so difficult to work under but seems bottom and part of side of tank has droplets on and dripping, so presumably tank or top assembly is leaking. Do I need to take tank out to see where leak is and can I usefully do anything on top without removing tank? If it is a tank change what else needs changing at same time. Milners have tank at 450, is that best bet?
54 plate forlife.
In front of garage is tarmac recently laid so I'm hoping that doesn't get contaminated and break up.

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« Reply #1 on: 13 February, 2018, 13:47:00 PM »

Check it is the tank that is at fault and not the fuel gauge sender, which is mounted on the side. It is unlikely to be the pump or pipes as those are on top and it only happens when the engine/pump is running.

Firstly, how much fuel did you have in? if less than half full it wont be the sender either, as the fuel level will be below it.

To get to the sender, remove the n/s rear road wheel, then (if it isn't rusted up) the small mudguard plate that hangs down. With a torch, you should now be able to see the sender unit. It is possible to remove in situ, but be prepared for rusty nuts. I had to use a small nut splitter to free mine (at which point I found out that the gauge was telling lies and my tank was nearly full - oops!)

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« Reply #2 on: 14 February, 2018, 18:20:40 PM »

only 4 bolts to remove the tank, MAKE SURE you wire brush them before undoing them or ull get 5 tuns in and snap!

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