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Old 09-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Gas leak

So...close to year ago i fill up tank on my e46 2001 325i sedan...goto store...

Come out adn find gasoline POURING out over rear a hose was running....

Lose half a tank....come to find i can fill it halfway no prob..maybe 2/3 but hit 3/4 and it would pour out.

Ive been told to look at tank would require dropping it to look at top part etc...and to drop tank means dropping exhaust...which means $$$$

fast forward to 3 days ago...wife take s my car...and FILLS TANK...she never fills her car even when lite on but....anyway...didn't leak?!?!?!

Any ideas? car has no ( obvious ) rust on it...almost down to half a tank now no leak...

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Old 09-14-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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so anyone have anything similar happen to them?
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Have you done a visual inspection? Some of the fuel hoses, or connections might be loose at that 1/2, 3/4 level around the tank.
It can't leak from the top, that doesn't make sense, the shop must have said that to make $$$.

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Old 09-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
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You didn't say, however, that can happen when the fuel pump is replaced, and the rubber seal is installed wrong, so it doesn't seal. Have that done recently?
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:22 AM   #5
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i agree

yeah I agree take off rear seat and passenger side is what oyu want to check. take off that cover and this is for sure where it is leaking/. need to seal the fuel pump housing right may even be completel y loose
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