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Have I got a leaky fuel tank?

Hi all,

I bought a 2002 166 2.4JTD (I'm living in Slovakia) yesterday and just filled up the tank with Diesel, when I got back to the car, there was a large puddle of diesel which had poured out of the fuel tank. The source of the leak is a smaller pipe joins the tank directly above the larger pipe, it seems both pipes go to the inlet. Is this normal if the tank is overfilled or should I take the car back to the dealer I got it from? (I'm inclined to take it back as I've never owned a car that did that).

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Re: Have I got a leaky fuel tank?

It could be a split pipe. The breather pipe on my old car was perished and would leak if I tried to fill the tank to the brim. But if you only bought it yesterday bring it back to the dealer and let them sort it out for you. If they are any good they'll cover it free of charge.
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