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Old 02-23-2019, 10:40 PM   #1
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Seeping fuel tank plug

I took my coach in for 6 month service. Tech noted that there was slight seepage around the fuel tank plug. The foreman stated that it was not critical at this point, but needed to be resealed. Has anyone had this issue? Shouldnít this be a warranty issue?
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Shouldnít this be a warranty issue?
If it is, i'd get it fixed sooner rather than later while the warranty is still active.

I wonder why they didn't simply address the problem right then and there?
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The dealer said they didn't have time to do it. I was told that they had to drain the fuel tank (150 gallons) to repair, and of course I had a full tank of fuel. It just seems like a strange issue to have.
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The dealer said they didn't have time to do it. I was told that they had to drain the fuel tank (150 gallons) to repair, and of course I had a full tank of fuel. It just seems like a strange issue to have.
You are the first on a MH but I sure have seen this on other equipment. Run the tank down and then get it fixed.

It will only get worse
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You are the first on a MH but I sure have seen this on other equipment. Run the tank down and then get it fixed.

It will only get worse

and double down ...its still under warranty.
dealer not having time to do it...more likely they do not want to handle the fuel drain, filter and replacement of said fuel.
burn it down and go back or stand firm and get it done on your schedule.
lots of warranty places to fix F/L chassis
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The dealer said they didn't have time to do it. I was told that they had to drain the fuel tank (150 gallons) to repair, and of course I had a full tank of fuel. It just seems like a strange issue to have.
Years ago (in another life) I used an A/C Vacuum pump on the fill cap to pull a vacuum on the fuel tank. You can then remove the plug, re-seal and re-install it with very little or no fuel leak; only a dribble.
Have done it on road tractors when replacing the crossover lines, petcock or drain plug.
Something to ponder before removing 150 gallons of fuel.
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I had a seeping around the welded bung that holds the threaded drain plug. We drained the tank, filled a few times with water, drained then ran a constant stream of air into the fill tube while my buddy, an excellent welder did the weld while still in the motorhome. Worked great.
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The dealer said they didn't have time to do it. I was told that they had to drain the fuel tank (150 gallons) to repair, and of course I had a full tank of fuel. It just seems like a strange issue to have.
Over the years I've had two cars and my current MH that needed tank servicing... and yes, they have to drain the tank, maybe have to remove it. I've had to drop and reinstall the 80 gallon tank in my MH. Not fun. Two bolts were rusted and I had to use a bottle jack on a breaker bar to break them off.

You didn't say how much warranty period you have left...

I'd make sure that the paper records indicate that the problem was discovered in warranty, was acknowledged / verified by the dealer and that the dealer did not fix it at that time.

The seepage will only get worse and you should not put it off until it is out of warranty...

Just run the tank down to 5-10 gallons and take it back.
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I have 2 1/2 years of warranty left. Iíll get it fixed as soon as I can
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