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TECHNICAL ISSUES => Renault 5 GT Turbo => Topic started by: Andy_ on 18:47, Thu 28 March 2013

Title: Fuel tank question
Post by: Andy_ on 18:47, Thu 28 March 2013
Hi, had a fuel leak dripping from the tank. Dropped it out to find that someone had used silicon sealant to block off a 2" tube.
I couldn't see how to post pics here, so have 2 Dropbox links.
Pic1, the one that was sealed is the bottom right pipe. Looks yellow.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/24u804c5q20t8 ... 9%2034.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/24u804c5q20t8r1/Photo%2028-03-2013%2018%2029%2034.jpg)

Close up of it
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wt8lycvajqva7 ... 9%2040.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wt8lycvajqva70h/Photo%2028-03-2013%2018%2029%2040.jpg)

When fitted in the car the sealed pipe sits drivers side, right up against the chassis.

The reserve tank etc was all piped up. Can't work out what's going on.
Thanks
Title: Re: Fuel tank question
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:18, Thu 28 March 2013
That's a common problem, leak is more noticeable when there is around half a tank of fuel or more.

The bung is supposed to be there, I think the tank was used on another Renault which used that hole as some sort of return maybe? But they fitted it to the R5 with the bung in place.

You need some sealant that it resistant to solvents, easy to get it sealed up while it's off the car. There is barely any room once it's fitted.
Title: Re: Fuel tank question
Post by: Andy_ on 07:37, Fri 29 March 2013
Thank you. I'm guessing the bung is in the tank. Will go on a hunt.
Title: Re: Fuel tank question
Post by: Corty on 15:31, Sat 24 May 2014
think i have the same issue - full tank of fuel and it smells out side the car like i have a leak!
ill have to look at this also
thanks for the info i can rest a little easier now :)