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pushbike88

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tank is leaking
« on: 11:04, Fri 20 May 2011 »
hi  i got a small leak comin from my main tank just behind the drivers door by the sill. There is a hole on the side of the tank tha looks like a cap or something is ment to bethere but i have looked on other r5 and the hole is there but they dont leak any idears thank

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #1 on: 16:27, Fri 20 May 2011 »
This is a common problem, the hole should be there but the caps tend to leak over time.

You could look out for a replacement tank or try to repair your current one.

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #2 on: 21:40, Fri 20 May 2011 »
where are you based, I have a spare tank but its in newbury

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #3 on: 12:39, Sun 22 May 2011 »
I had the same problem. Got the tank off and filled the whole plug with chemical metal. Never bothered me again

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #4 on: 09:19, Mon 23 May 2011 »
i live in cardiff so bit to far lol but thanks any way
 um did u remove the plug then fill it or fill it with the plug in
thanks

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #5 on: 09:21, Mon 23 May 2011 »
No i left it all in. When i get home tonight ill post up a picture of it.

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #6 on: 09:45, Mon 23 May 2011 »
ye thanks that would be great

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #7 on: 10:12, Mon 23 May 2011 »
The crack



The solution


pushbike88

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #8 on: 10:13, Mon 23 May 2011 »
thats the one did that stop it ill be doing that now lol

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #9 on: 10:16, Mon 23 May 2011 »
Yeah never bothered me again :D

Whilst it was out i checked the rest of the tank by filling it up with water. Also took the level indicator out and made sure there was no crap in the tank.
Was like a new tank when i was finished

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #10 on: 10:22, Mon 23 May 2011 »
the bolts holding the tank in dont look to good looks like they are going to snap due to rust on them just sprayed wd 40 on them hope they come out  the joys of r5 lol

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #11 on: 20:02, Mon 23 May 2011 »
Could just get under the car and do it where it is. I was just being fussy. Just make sure the hole is filled completely

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Re: tank is leaking
« Reply #12 on: 08:47, Tue 24 May 2011 »
yr thanks a lot mate been a big help