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#503479 - 13/03/18 05:01 PM Leaking fuel tank
Craig Jezzard69 Offline
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Registered: 27/03/17
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During the annual service today at the morgan dealership, the mechanic spotted on my 4/4 a fuel leak from the tank at high level (on the joint seam)

The good news is I’m covered under warranty, however is this one of these “they all do that” ???

My car has only covered 3,700 miles (dry miles) and less than 2 years old.

Does anyone know if the new tanks have improved ?
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#503482 - 13/03/18 05:07 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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Sorry to hear that Craig.
Sorry I don't know the answer.
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#503486 - 13/03/18 05:23 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
nick w Offline

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Originally Posted By Craig Jezzard69
During the annual service today at the morgan dealership, the mechanic spotted on my 4/4 a fuel leak from the tank at high level (on the joint seam)

The good news is I’m covered under warranty, however is this one of these “they all do that” ???

My car has only covered 3,700 miles (dry miles) and less than 2 years old.

Does anyone know if the new tanks have improved ?


My 2005 roadster tank did exactly that. Nick

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#503487 - 13/03/18 05:29 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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Perhaps it was the same tank, recycled?
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#503488 - 13/03/18 05:35 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
Ray Offline

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Fairly common fault on all trads, of all ages.
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#503491 - 13/03/18 05:42 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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I’ve lost count of the amount of factory tanks I’ve rewelded
They all do that sir.....

The factory tanks have an autogenous weld, meaning no weld filler material was introduced to the weld
This also means that the weld is not particularly strong and may not have adequate penetration

For road cars the best alternative is a stainless steel fuel tank from me or one of the other suppliers

Simon @ SiFab.co.uk

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#503793 - 14/03/18 08:17 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
Craig Jezzard69 Offline
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When I fill the tank with fuel and release fuel the cap, I get a sudden rush of air, quite loud !

Could this could be pressure in the tank causing the all ready weak weld joints to fail.

Does anyone else experience this, or is it.... “they all do that sir”
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#503811 - 14/03/18 10:01 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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Google "fuel tank venting". Some vacuum is usual, but according to the internet, cold weather can increase the vacuum (apparently).
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#503813 - 14/03/18 10:16 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
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I never ever noticed venting on any of my Morgan's at all.

I've never had a split tank or hose either during the 14 years of ownership and 3 cars.
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#503816 - 14/03/18 10:34 PM Re: Leaking fuel tank [Re: Craig Jezzard69]
Craig Jezzard69 Offline
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I am not even 1 year into Morgan ownership, maybe I’m just unlucky!
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