Accord/7th Gen Diesel Fuel Tank Leak

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Alan Scarlett, Thursday 5th Jul, 2018.

  1. Alan Scarlett Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Accord Tourer 2.2 5 Dr Executive. Diesel Fuel Tank leak which appears to be from the welded seam, has anyone experienced this? My vehicle has now clocked just over 200,000 miles.
     
  2. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I am afraid I have not experienced a leak in the fuel tank. Are you certain that it has gone there and is not dripping down from above?
     
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  3. Alan Scarlett Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi Harvey, thank you for reply. Definitely leaking from welded seam. No leaks from any rubber seals or hoses. Tank is out the seam is rusty. Main dealer only £550.00!! I am looking for scrap replacement. Regards Alan.
     

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  4. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hopefully you can get a decent used one. Normally scrap yards punch a hole in the tank to drain the fuel out. But give holdcroft honda a call in stoke, tell them you are a member on here. They'll look after you.
     
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  5. Alan Scarlett Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi Harvey, Yes some do some don't. I found one local last week but it was 2004 Saloon version. Do Holdcroft give discounts??, I think they have a place in near me in Corbridge. My local dealer is Springfield they have sorted parts for me before, but parts are very expensive.
     
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  6. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's the one, speak to Martin or Gareth in parts, they've always been pretty helpfull for me. They do give discounts as they our club affiliated dealership, however I'm sure there is a min post count, but I'm not sure what it is. They are pretty helpfull though.
     
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  9. Alan Scarlett Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi Guys, thanks for info. I have sourced a used tank being delivered Monday. Regards Alan.
     
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  10. Harvey Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Good news!

    I don't know how viable it is for a car fuel tank but there are products available that coat the inside of the fuel tank to prevent leaks, and possibly stop pinhole leaks. Usually used in garden machinery. One I've heard mentioned is petseal
     
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  11. Alan Scarlett Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    The fuel tank delivered was incorrect! It was for Saloon. A lot of car breakers do not realise there is a difference between Saloon and Estate. If you have to replace tank ensure you send photo. I finally got one on e-bay from Germany! had to pay a little more, but in good condition. Now fitted okay for about 1000 miles. now she will not start. Fitted new fuel filter. Fuel getting to injectors. I have posted a separate post for ideas. Cheers Alan
     
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