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23-02-2020 13:27
powerplus hi

here is a link to a late ducato fuel tank and it shows the filler neck

from what you have described i would have thought that you may have a small leak somewhere up the top of the filler neck and looks like if you drain the tank you should be able to remove the filler neck to have a look




https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tank-Fuel...0AAOSw9tFeMosP

barry
23-02-2020 10:47
raynipper Is the smell when just sitting and engine off or primarily when the engine is running?
I ask because there are often return diesel pipes from the injectors that feed back to the tank. It has been known for these return pipes to become dislodged.

I did see a YouTube video about dropping a fuel tank. Can't remember which model though.

Ray.
23-02-2020 10:30
Andy Mitchell
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Originally Posted by bilbaoman View Post
If it was mine i would ensure i fully engaged the nozzle into the tank and stop filling when the pump cut out if this does not cure it i would change the filler cap if this does not cure it you either take Jeans advice or drop the tank which will cost if you are not a DIY man
Thanks Bilbaoman. Yes that was my thinking too and have done both. I'm careful not to overfill and meticulous about not spilling drips either! I'm not convinced its is coming out do the filler top thats my issue. I am competent at DIY working on vehicles those these days try and avoid it - generally restricting mechanical stuff to motorbikes. Not looked into how easy it is to drop the tank. Any advice or is there likely to be a thread on here/somewhere that covers it? Not come across it yet. Thanks.
22-02-2020 22:28
jiwawa Certainly it's a workaround Andy, and yes, your tank shouldn't leak at all. But I'd be going for the workaround before I'd consider dropping the tank!

But I'm sure others will have more helpful responses.
22-02-2020 22:27
bilbaoman
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Of course. But that's not right is it? That's a work around not a problem sorted. Not unreasonable to expect to be able to use the full tank. Clearly something not quite right and needs sorting.
If it was mine i would ensure i fully engaged the nozzle into the tank and stop filling when the pump cut out if this does not cure it i would change the filler cap if this does not cure it you either take Jeans advice or drop the tank which will cost if you are not a DIY man
22-02-2020 22:04
Andy Mitchell
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Hi Andy and welcome to the forum.

If it only happens when full I'd stop filling it n stop worrying! After 15k miles you must have some idea of how much is needed to fill her up at any time. Knock 5 or 10l off that and Bob's your uncle!
Of course. But that's not right is it? That's a work around not a problem sorted. Not unreasonable to expect to be able to use the full tank. Clearly something not quite right and needs sorting.
22-02-2020 21:06
jiwawa Hi Andy and welcome to the forum.

If it only happens when full I'd stop filling it n stop worrying! After 15k miles you must have some idea of how much is needed to fill her up at any time. Knock 5 or 10l off that and Bob's your uncle!
22-02-2020 19:26
Andy Mitchell
Diesel fuel leak when tank full problem

Hi, I have a 2016 Ducato 180BHP Panel Van Motorhome. Now done 15k miles. When I have filled the tank, when the van is driven and in particular, on a slope, diesel is leaking from somewhere high up in the filler. Is there a breather? I stop filling as soon as the pump clicks off and don't overfill. The garage who serviced it last and did its first MOT, examined it but could find nothing wrong. They simply suggested it was overfilling that had caused it. Certainly form underneath it is not possible to see anything wrong but I don't want to go to the bother of dropping the tank unless I have to. Can anyone suggest what the problem might be and where exactly fuel might be escaping.

Apologies if this has been asked before. New to the forum but guess I should do a search too.

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