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    confused 2.2 DTi Leaking Fuel Tank - Opinions Please

    My father has had his fuel pump replaced/repaired for the second time, the car was ok for a short journey and has begun acting up again. The RAC man thinks the pump was put back in faulty allowing air in somewhere, the garage that did the work claim it is something to do with air getting into the fuel tank and causing problems.

    Which is most likely, strange how the garage thought the fuel tank was fine a couple of days ago, are they just trying to get more money to cover their mistakes, what do you guys think?

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    I don't think it is an issue of air getting into the tank that is the problem. It is air getting into the fuel lines / system that can cause issues.

    Air MUST go into the tank as the fuel is pumped out.

    Personally, I would return the car to the garage and get them to check the fuel system for air entrainment at their cost. It will probably be a mis fitted fitting on the suction side, through the fuel filter or in the feed pipework.

    IS the filter primed and fitted correctly, as that is a major leak source?


    When you say 'acting up' what do you actually mean?? What are the symptoms? What other evidence is there to support the idea of air entrainment?
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    Yep fuel tanks are NOT air tight, they have a breather, usually somewhere up by the filler neck.
    The fuel pick up inside the tank should always be under the fuel even when the tank is running on empty. The only way air could get into the fuel from the tank would be if the pick up inside the tank was faulty or dis-logged somehow from where it should sit.
    IF you do have air getting into the fuel, it is far more likely to be from somewhere else especially if a fuel pump has already been re-placed.
    I would wander if the original fault was the pump or something else ?
    If they are sure it is air in the fuel, then have they even checked the fuel pick up in the tank ? (if they are pointing the finger at the tank ?)
    Or if this “air leak” has occurred as part of the pump replacement ? (ie, it is not in the tank ?)
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    it could be something as simple as a joint's seal admitting air on the feed line, or an ill fitting clip..one for the garage who did it to slowly and methodically inspect

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    Thanks for the feedback chaps, they have fixed my fathers car and claimed there were some tiny pieces of plastic in the fuel line from the tank, no charge to him, they say it happened in another car two years ago. Maybe it was true or maybe not, I still think it was the way the refitted the fuel pump that caused the problem.

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